District Attorney Susan D. Reed announced today that Daniel Athens, age 23, pled today to felony level Criminal Mischief of a Public Monument or Place of Human Burial arising from charges of urinating on a wall of the Alamo. Athens, who was visiting San Antonio from El Paso, was observed by an Alamo Ranger urinating on the Alamo on April 14, 2012 and was immediately taken into custody. The cost to repair the damage to the Alamo was $4,000.
The plea bargain called for a cap of 18 months in the state jail facility with the State opposing any application for probation, and restitution of $4,000 to be paid to the Alamo.
Criminal Mischief of a Public Monument or Place of Human Burial is a state jail felony and carries a range of punishment of 180 days to 2 years confinement in the state jail facility with a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Athens’ case is set for sentencing on April 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the 399th District Court before the Honorable Ray Olivarri.
For more information, contact District Attorney Susan D. Reed at 335-2342.