Revolutionary War statue, Confederate memorial vandalized

A Revolutionary War statue and a Confederate memorial were vandalized on Friday, police say. (Credit: Wilkesboro Police Department)

A Revolutionary War statue and a Confederate memorial were vandalized in Wilkes County, according to the Wilkesboro Police Department. 

The statue of war figure Colonel Ben Cleveland was found spray painted over the weekend. Police say the vandalism occurred Friday night. The statue was painted with the word "genocide." 

A Civil War memorial dedicated to Wilkes Confederate soldiers was also defaced with the word "attack." 

Police are asking that anyone with information on this incident call 336-667-7277 or cal Wilkes Crimestoppers at 336-667-8900. 

FOX 46 reported on this story from Charlotte.