A St. Albans man was arrested Sunday, December 4 for trying to sell Veteran Grave Markers.
On October 21, the Williston Police Department responded to All Metals Recycling in Williston for a report of James Perron, 36, of St. Albans trying to sell 34 brass Grave Markers used to identify the graves of war veterans. The markers were unlawfully obtained, police said.
On December 4, Perron was taken into custody and released with a citation to appear in court on January 12 for the charge of Grave markers and Ornaments attempt to sell (13 VSA 3766), which is a felony. This investigation was conducted by the Williston Police Department with the assistance of the St. Albans Police City Department.
One of the bronze grave markers indicates “The Grand Army of the Republic.” The GAR was the name of a Civil War veterans’ group. It is not known which cemetery the markers were stolen from.