Man accused of damaging MSP building in court

Ritchie, Austin John Wayne

Austin Ritchie, 20

A man accused of damaging Michigan State Police property had a pretrial conference in Marquette County Circuit Court.

Austin Ritchie, 20, is charged with two counts of malicious destruction of fire or police property.

He is accused of causing more than $4,000 worth of damage at the Michigan State Police Forensic Lab in Marquette.

Ritchie is also accused of damaging a vehicle from the Michigan State Police 8th District Headquarters.

He was identified and arrested in October with the help of residents who recognized him on a surveillance video from a store.