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2 women accused of defacing West Memphis police memorial

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 16, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.

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Lacey Rose Friddle, 19, (left) and Jessica May Lapradd, 25, (right).

WEST MEMPHIS — Authorities say two women have been arrested over vandalizing the new Fallen Officers Memorial in West Memphis.

According to police, the women etched words into the memorial while their children threw rocks at the wall. Memphis television station WMC reported that one of the women reportedly carved her own name into the memorial, which honors officers who died in the line of duty.

Nineteen-year-old Lacey Rose Friddle and 25-year-old Jessica May Lapradd were arrested Saturday and remained jailed Monday morning on suspicion of criminal mischief and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Jail records don't list attorneys.

The memorial opened less than two weeks ago, about four years after two West Memphis officers were shot to death during a traffic stop.

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outinthesticks says... June 16, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.

These two don't have enough to do. Give them something, please.

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hogfan2012 says... June 16, 2014 at 11:27 a.m.

Please remove their children from their care - if they don't, they will become "thugs in training".

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Gnusman48 says... June 16, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

They both look very amused by it all in their mug shots.

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Testingonetwothree says... June 16, 2014 at 11:46 a.m.

They now should have to pay for the repairs, and their work release should be working in that area cleaning

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Murphy01 says... June 16, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

Trash

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maumelle6 says... June 16, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

Their mothers must be very proud.

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jgbear says... June 16, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

This is a serious slap in the face for the men and women sworn to serve and protect the public and they are teaching their children to be disrespectful to law enf. I hope they are made to pay to have the memorial repaired and additional community service.

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MeadowcliffMafia says... June 16, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

Why do so many women smile in their mugshots? We're they drunk too? The should be ashamed.

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jgbear says... June 16, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

Pure stupidity. Being an idiot is nothing to smile about!

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KCSAP says... June 16, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

Sad to see. Obviously clueless women that have no idea what serving your country is about. Hopefully they'll get lots of time to to better understand.

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