Judaculla Rock vandalism suspect turns himself in

(Photo credit: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A man accused of vandalizing the rock and larceny of a sign at Judaculla Rock Historical Site has turned himself in, according to authorities.

Walker Chace Wadkins, of Bryson City, was arrested and given a $10,000 secure bond Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier on Tuesday, police identified Wadkins as a suspect in the case. He was wanted on charges of injury to personal property, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods or property.

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Judaculla Rock is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and holds significance to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee.

It's an ancient soapstone boulder with petroglyph carvings believed to be more than 1,000 years old.

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