PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A 30-year-old man who caused $30,000 in damages by illegally spray-painting on private property was sentenced to prison on Friday.

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Marcus Gunther changed his plea on Feb. 8 and pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree criminal mischief and one count of second-degree criminal mischief.

He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Gunther was arrested on Sept. 13, 2018 following an investigation.

Police said the first investigation began on June 29 when officers responded to the Northeast 42nd Avenue overpass at Interstate 84. Officers found the fence and three electronic signs, which is ODOT property, damaged by spray paint.

The second investigation began on Sept. 6 when officers responded to the report of spray paint covering property at the U-Store Self Storage, located at 1520 North Interstate Avenue.

According to police, officers found the letters "M-O-O-K" during both investigations.

Detectives believe that "MOOK" is Gunther's tag.

Along with his two-year sentence, the district attorney's office said Gunther will be enrolled in START (Success Through Accountability, Restitution and Treatment) for five years after his release.

Gunther will also have to pay about $30,000 in restitution.

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