WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A New York graffiti artist has been arrested for vandalizing Metro railcars, according to Metro Transit Police.

Jordan Reese McConeghy, age 24, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested after a yearlong investigation into the defacing of several Metro railcars.

McConeghy faces charges of intentional property damage exceeding $1,000 and some related charges including trespassing, police said.

McConeghy was previously arrested by Transit Police in 2014 after he drew graffiti on railcars at Shady Grove Yard and Glenmont Yard. He entered a plea deal and paid Metro $6,823.73 in restitution in that case.

McConeghy has prior unrelated arrests in Georgia, Texas, California, Michigan and Virginia, police said.

McConeghy faces up to five years and prison and a fine up to $2,500 plus restitution for his most recent charges.


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