Man nabbed for cemetery thefts

By: AP
By: AP

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - A 40-year-old man is accused of
stealing brass vases off tombstones across the Chattahoochee
Valley.

Warren Smallwood was first arrested Monday on charges of
first-degree theft and desecration of a grave out of Phenix City,
Ala. along the Georgia-Alabama border, according to the Columbus
Ledger-Enquirer. He was charged with the same offenses in Chambers
County, Ala. on Tuesday for alleged thefts at Skyview Memorial
Gardens in November.

Police say he would sell the vases, which could bring $200
apiece. Smallwood was being held in the Chambers County Jail. He was in the process of being transferred to Russell County Wednesday
evening, jail officials said.
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Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: www.ledger-enquirer.com

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