Newport Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a male subject pounding on the doors to the Lincoln County Jail. Corrections Deputies told dispatch the subject, later identified as Mark Paul McKenzie, age 56 of Newport, told them he had smashed a window in a door on the building next door. Upon arrival McKenzie walked Newport Police over to the front doors of the courthouse next door and showed them the window he had smashed. This window was in one of the exit doors on the north side of the courthouse. McKenzie said he had to throw a rock at the door three times before it shattered.
McKenzie was taken into custody and booked into the Lincoln County Jail on a charge of Criminal Mischief 1st Degree. His bail was set at $50,000.