Two plead guilty in vandalism at nursery
By Nico Savidge
July 17, 2013
JANESVILLE—Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday to torching a trailer and spray-painting racist graffiti at a town of Clinton nursery in 2011, court records show.Edward J. Janda, 25, of Wadsworth, Ill., and Glenn A. Tietz, of Twin Lakes, pleaded guilty to a charge of felony criminal damage to property Wednesday morning in Rock County Court.A more severe arson charge was dismissed but read into the record.Tietz and Janda admitted to burning a trailer, painting racial slurs and swastikas on vehicles, and destroying two tractors and a pickup truck at the Breezy Hill Nursery, according to a criminal complaint.Janda told police they painted the graffiti to “throw off” investigators, authorities said.The pair was arrested in Kenosha County in the spring of 2012 after vandalizing another nursery run by the same business. They have pleaded not guilty to charges there.