UPDATE: FBI joins WFPD investigation into vandalism at broadcast towers

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 23 at 3:40 p.m.

The ongoing investigation into what authorities called a “serious felony” involving broadcast towers in Wichita Falls on Thursday, December 17 now involves the FBI.

A 500-feet high mobile communication tower owned by Mobile Phone of Texas in the area of FM 369 and Kell was knocked down.

The other tower that was vandalized is our own broadcast tower here at KFDX TV.

Wichita Falls Police Department Public Information Officer Charlie Eipper said the FBI and WFPD are working together on this case.

“I am grateful to inform you that this is now a joint investigation,” Eipper said.

No new information was released at the time of the statement.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as details are released and this story develops.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Authorities are investigating two incidents of what they are calling a “serious felony” involving broadcast towers in Wichita Falls overnight on Thursday.

A mobile communication tower in the area of FM 369 and Kell was knocked down. That tower was 500-feet high and is owned by Mobile Phone of Texas.

The other tower that was vandalized is our own broadcast tower here at KFDX TV.

Repairs to our tower are underway. Out of an abundance of caution, we temporarily moved our newscast production until repairs are complete.

Police investigating the incidents said those responsible will face major charges. All evidence, including security footage, is under review.

If you have any information about this crime or any other felony crime, call Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day at 322-9888, or if you are calling long distance, call 1-800-322-9888.

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