Tennessee men charged with vandalizing more than 150 headstones
The markers were knocked over and damaged in the Cedar Grove and Wilson County Memorial Gardens cemeteries in Lebanon, Tennessee.
“In regards to the absolutely heinous acts of vandalism that occurred at our local cemetery, our hearts go out to the loved ones who have been impacted by this senseless crime,” Police Chief Mike Justice said in the statement.
“Our promise will be to pursue the prosecution of all applicable charges, as well as to keep all victims up to date and informed as we move forward,” he said.
Police say the couple also confessed to vandalism at the Lebanon Country Club, and further charges are to follow.
CNN has not been able to determine whether the men have obtained legal representation.
Wilson County Memorial Director Walter Long told CNN he discovered the damage from two large stones and a mausoleum door. « People spend a lot of money on these markers and stuff. They’re not cheap, » he said.