A 34-year-old high profile graffiti vandal who lives in the Fairfax District was sentenced to six months in jail on Monday for a probation violation. Jason Williams, also known as “Revok”, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on April 21 as he prepared to board a plane to Ireland at Los Angeles International Airport.
Williams is a member of the graffiti crew “Mad Society Kings”, or MSK, and is one of the participating artists in the current “Arts in the Streets” exhibit at The Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau Special Problems Unit deputies were notified that Williams had a warrant for his arrest for failure to pay restitution to the victims of previous vandalism crimes. Williams had been placed on probation for felony vandalism in Indio, California in 2009.
As a result of evidence discovered during last week’s arrest, which officials would not disclose, other incidents of vandalism were found in Los Angeles County. Some of the damage is adjacent to the Metro Blue Line and possibly in the local area. Additional crimes will be submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office by sheriff’s deputies for filing consideration.
“We take graffiti vandalism very seriously,” said Lt Vince Carter of the Sheriff’s Metro Transit Services Bureau. “Criminal graffiti vandals who insist on damaging other people’s property are going to jail and need to pay to fix the damage they caused.”