Man who destroyed Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star charged with felony vandalism
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The man who allegedly used a pickaxe to vandalize President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republican threatens to push for Rosenstein impeachment unless he testifies Judge suggests Trump’s tweet about Stormy Daniels was ‘hyperbole’ not defamation Rosenstein faces Trump showdown MORE's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has reportedly been charged with vandalism. 

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced on Wednesday that Austin Clay was expected to be arraigned and charged with one felony count of vandalism, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

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Clay could face a maximum sentence of three years in jail if convicted. The district attorney's office has recommended bail to be set at $20,000. 

Clay has pleaded not guilty to the charges, The Associated Press reported. 

The report comes about a month after Clay called the Los Angeles Police and told them that he had destroyed Trump's Walk of Fame star on Hollywood Boulevard. 

The LA Times notes that about an hour after the incident occurred, Clay turned himself in at the Beverly Hills police headquarters. 

He was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism for the incident and was being held on $20,000 bail. 

But reports surfaced shortly after Clay's arrest that James Otis — who previously vandalized the star with a sledgehammer and pickax days before the November 2016 election — was trying to bail Clay out. 

Trump's star in Hollywood has been through multiple episodes of vandalism since the 2016 presidential campaign. The star was marked with spray paint and hit with a sledgehammer in 2016. 

Trump received the star in 2007 for his role on NBC's "The Apprentice."