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Notorious graffiti tagger expected to plead guilty

A Town of Boston man who police say admitted that he was “BONX,” one of the most prolific and notorious urban graffiti taggers in Buffalo when he was arrested in March in South Buffalo, waived a felony hearing Thursday in City Court.

Nathaniel J. Parsons, 22, is expected to plead guilty next month in superior court, Assistant District Attorney G. Michael Drmacich told City Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee.

Parsons was arrested March 19 on charges of making graffiti on a bridge abutment after Matt Galas, a Norfolk Southern Railroad police officer, said he saw him around 6 p.m. beside the abutment beneath a South Park Avenue overpass near Smith Street, apparently admiring his work.

Galas said Parsons admitted he was “BONX” and told him “the game was over since he got caught.”

Parsons is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and two misdemeanor counts of making graffiti and possession of graffiti tools – gloves, spray paint cans and a drawing of his tag on a sheet of paper.

Since his arrest, an investigation has reportedly linked Parsons to 10 other tagging incidents in the city, authorities said.