South Plains College police and investigators with the Levelland Police Department have apprehended a subject in relation to several instances of windows on various SPC building being shot out with a BB gun. Nick Castillo, chief of SPC Police said he recognized the type of damage inflicted to be consistent with a carbon dioxide powered BB gun.
Erasmo Paul Gonzalez, 18, an SPC student who resides on the Levelland campus was arrested and charged with the vandaism charge which based on the amount of damages could be a state jail felony. The amount of damage at SPC is estimated at $5,000. Gonzalez is also being questioned on some recent cases of vandalism around Levelland as well and more charges could be filed.