MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been arrested for allegedly damaging graves and taking grave markers from a Middletown cemetery.
Police say that Kendall Maloney, 32, faces three counts of breaking and entering, desecration of a grave and removal of markers from veterans’ graves.
Middletown Police Capt. Jason Ryan told WJAR-TV during a phone interview on Tuesday that Maloney was a former employee of the cemetery and was selling the statues to a scrapyard in Westport.
According to a police report, Maloney worked for Newport Memorial Park as a maintenance and grounds worker.
A voicemail seeking comment was left Wednesday with Maloney’s public defender.
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