Two Pawtucket residents arrested are facing a felony charge

By News Staff

Two Pawtucket men were arrested Wednesday and are being charged with one felony count each in the desecration of a grave.

An investigation began when an 89 year old woman spoke to police regarding the whereabouts of her husband’s headstone at St. Francis Cemetery.

A search warrant was sought for the headstone at 29 Thomas Avenue in Pawtucket by Detective Susan Cormier. Detectives and Pawtucket Police executed the search warrant and recovered the headstone at the address.

The names were removed from the headstone after the theft.

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