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Alleged America Building vandals caught

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Two men have been arrested for allegedly flooding the first floor of the America Building by setting off a sprinkler system. Two men have been arrested for allegedly flooding the first floor of the America Building by setting off a sprinkler system.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A crimestoppers tip has led to the arrest of two men who authorities believe vandalized the recently re-opened America Building in downtown Hattiesburg on Friday.

About three o'clock Saturday morning, Hattiesburg police arrested Hunter Wayne Martin, 22, and Jamari Deandre Gower, 20, at two separate Hub City residences.

They are facing vandalism-related charges.

Police say the two suspects allegedly caused thousands of dollars worth of flood damage to the first floor of the building when they set off its sprinkler system around 4:30 a.m.

Officers say they had entered the building after climbing a fire escape. 

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