Men Accused in Playground Blades Case Face Charges

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two men accused of taping razor blades to playground equipment at a Columbus park have now been indicted on arson charges.

Court records show that a Muscogee County grand jury on Tuesday indicted each man on a charge of first-degree arson.

Authorities say the men, 18-year-old old Gary Bryan of Columbus and 24-year-old Derrick Fullum of Phenix City, Ala., are accused of setting fire to a vacant house on April 9.

Both were arrested Sept. 27 on accusations they taped razor blades to equipment at the Lakebottom Park playground. Police said nine box cutter-type blades were duct taped to the steps and handles of playground slides.

Bryan and Fullum were being held at the Muscogee County Jail. It
was not immediately known whether either man had an attorney.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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