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October 11, 2012

Stillwater man accused of stealing copper crosses from headstones and selling them

STILLWATER, Okla. — A 31-year old Stillwater man is accused of stealing and selling copper crosses from grave headstones at two cemeteries.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jarrod Quinn Wise, who is charged with two counts of knowingly concealing stolen property.

Court records show deputies went to All-American Scrap Metal after a Payne County detention officer reported a copper cross had been stolen from a family headstone at Marena Cemetery.

The officer stated in an affidavit that he had been told by All-American employees that they had the cross and another cross from an unknown headstone.

Investigating deputies went to the scrap metal yard and were told Wise had sold them the crosses. He frequently sold scrap metal there. It was also determined the other cross came from a headstone in Paradise Cemetery.



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