Police Investigate Thefts of Markers from Veterans' Graves

A disturbing crime spree in Laurel and Clay Counties, where police say someone has been stealing markers off veterans' graves.
Seven markers have been stolen in all.

Police arrested Roger Jewell, and charged him with the thefts. More arrests are expected.Jewell is in the Laurel County jail.

Four of the plaques have been recovered at a metal recycling center in Clay County. They're now in the process of being returned.

The Laurel County Sheriff is urging families to visit cemeteries to make sure the graves of their loved ones haven't been bothered.
He says it costs $450 to replace a single plaque.


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  • by Jeremy Location: Berea on Apr 10, 2007 at 02:40 PM
    It sounds to me like a lowlife DOPEHEAD that needs to pull about five to ten.Anyone who would steal from a grave would steal from their own mother. I HOPE THEY ROTT!!!!
  • by lindsey Location: floyd on Apr 10, 2007 at 08:55 AM
    What a scumbag, some people are just plain out stupid, he should have to pay the replacement fee, this should not be taken lightly at all.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on Apr 9, 2007 at 06:49 PM
    Did the recyclers turn in this scumbag ? Any recycler or anyone else that knew this scum was doing this need to be prosecuted.
  • by ronnie Location: london on Apr 9, 2007 at 06:24 PM
    mr jewell should be sent to iraq on the next flight out so he can earn the right to live in afree country , he is not one of the people i fought to keep free
  • by stan Location: tilton on Apr 9, 2007 at 06:18 PM
    that is real sick stealing markers and sailing them for junk how desprit can you be
  • by bill Location: nashville tn. on Apr 9, 2007 at 05:49 PM
    i think it`s great that you caught them so quick. thr thought of anyone messing with a grave should be given the max. sentence and pull 100% of the time.

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