- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A prominent graffiti artist accused of tagging buildings in Detroit has been arrested in Los Angeles.

Detroit Law Department criminal enforcement chief Douglas Baker tells The Detroit News for a story Thursday (https://bit.ly/1D3QTQf ) that Shepard Fairey was picked up Monday at Los Angeles International Airport and later released from custody.

A malicious destruction of property warrant was filed last month in Detroit. Police say about $9,000 in damage was done to other structures while Fairey was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural.

Baker said discussions are underway on when Fairey would return to Detroit to face charges.

Victoria Yarnish, director of Obey Giant Art LLC, which is affiliated with Fairey, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Fairey was “not available and has no comment at this time.”

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