Headstones knocked over at Jonesboro cemetery - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Headstones knocked over at Jonesboro cemetery

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

An 80-year-old Jonesboro woman made a heartbreaking discovery when she went to visit her grandmother’s grave.

Someone had knocked the headstone over.

In fact, according to a Jonesboro police report, someone toppled several headstones at Oaklawn Cemetery, 2349 W. Matthews, sometime before Sunday afternoon.

Officer Blake Easley, who responded to the cemetery, managed to pick up the headstone and place it back on its foundation.

Just to the west of that headstone, he noticed another had been knocked off its base.

After struggling a moment to put it into place, Easley reported seeing several other headstones knocked over.

According to his report, he was “unable to determine” if the stones had been knocked over by someone working with a piece of equipment or by someone intentionally.”

Easley stated he was unable to pick up the remaining headstones, due to their weight. He asked dispatch to contact the person in charge of the cemetery to pick them up.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Slideshow: Craighead Co. Dec. 17-23 mug shots

    Slideshow: Craighead Co. Dec. 17-23 mug shots

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:51 PM EST2017-12-17 17:51:04 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 7:16 PM EST2017-12-18 00:16:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

    A photo gallery of mug shots from the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.

  • breaking

    ASP to investigate officer involved shooting

    ASP to investigate officer involved shooting

    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-12-17 02:57:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-12-17 23:22:20 GMT
    Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas State Police investigators are looking into an officer involved shooting Saturday night. (Source: KAIT)

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

    An officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police, officials said Sunday morning. 

  • Body recovered from Mississippi River tugboat sinking

    Body recovered from Mississippi River tugboat sinking

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:24 PM EST2017-12-17 22:24:28 GMT
    Keith Pigram and his stepson Anquavioius Newson (Source: Family)Keith Pigram and his stepson Anquavioius Newson (Source: Family)

    The body of one of the two missing men from a tugboat accident has been recovered from the Mississippi River, according to a spokesperson for Wepfer Marine. 

    The body of one of the two missing men from a tugboat accident has been recovered from the Mississippi River, according to a spokesperson for Wepfer Marine. 

Powered by Frankly