Teen confesses to Region 8 cemetery vandalism

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) –  Police say a teen has confessed to vandalizing a memorial at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

Detective Rodney Smith says a 17-year-old boy came in with his parents Thursday and confessed.  The boy, who has not been identified, told police he was the only one involved.

The teen has not been charged.  The case has been turned over to juvenile authorities.

The memorial, commissioned by Thelma Holford before she died in 1989, was reportedly worth tens of thousands of dollars.

Cemetery officials told Region 8 News it may cost $75,000 to repair it.