Two arrested in theft of urns from Itawamba County cemetery

FULTON – Two Golden residents are charged with stealing urns from an Itawamba County cemetery.
Kent Davis Turner, 19, and Dustin Joe Wilson, 18, both of 749 Hammock Road, Golden, were arrested on Aug. 20 and charged with grand larceny. They are accused of stealing 21 urns from Itawamba Memorial Gardens on Highway 178 East.
According to Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson, the suspects allegedly believed the urns to be made of copper and tried to sell them for scrap at Nelson Scrap Metal in Belmont. Realizing the urns were stolen, an employee of the business kept the urns for police investigators.
During an initial court appearance, both suspects received a bond of $5,000 each.

The Itawamba County Times

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