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E. Texan charged with stealing military grave markers

Jeffery Tyrone Shaw. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail. Jeffery Tyrone Shaw. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail.
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Investigators with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office have arrested a Lufkin man who they say pried military markers off of gravestones and tried to sell them for scrap metal.

According to Inv. Mark McLin, Jeffery Tyrone Shaw, 49, had used a crowbar to pry off the markers.

McLin said they began the investigation on Monday after one of the scrap yards reported he had tried to sell them there. They refused to let him and got pictures of him while he was at the business.

McLin said they began investigating and one of the other scrap yards managed to find one of the markers.

Deputies arrested Shaw on Thursday morning, and he is charged with nine counts of theft of grave property.

One of the markers came from a grave at Davis Memorial Gardens, which is located on FM 2251. McLin said they are working on finding out where the other eight markers came from.

Shaw is being held in the jail on a collective bond of $31,500.

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