Stolen Veterans Markers Found Split Apart, Ground Down

By
Associated Press

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Updated Fri, Jun 8, 2012 8:01 am

Authorities in eastern Ohio have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 100 brass plaques and markers from veterans' graves to sell them as scrap metal.

Police say a thief caused thousands of dollars in damage at cemeteries in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. Deputies found some of the markers had been split into pieces or ground down.
 
The Carroll County sheriff's office worked with Canton police and Stark County deputies to track down a 43-year-old man who was stopped by officers and taken into custody this week.
 
The suspect is expected to face felony theft, vandalism and other charges.
 
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