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Elko men charged with defacing petroglyphs

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau
Hickison Petroglyphs Recreation Area and Interpretive Site

Two Elko men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of vandalizing government property including petroglyphs at a White Pine County archaeological site.

Daniel Plata and Jonathan Pavon, both 25, were also charged with conspiracy and defacing archaeological resources. According to the indictment, they posted a video on Instagram showing Plata vandalizing property near the Schelbourne rest stop, property in McGill and Lund and a rock formation in the White River Narrows Archaeological District by spray painting petroglyphs.