Vandals strike again

The Forrest City Cemetery on South Izard Street was once again the target of vandalism earlier this week, as an additional 15 to 20 headstones were knocked over and many broken. It is the second time vandals have targeted headstones in the Forrest City Cemetery in recent weeks, bringing the total to over 50 toppled stones. According to Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee, cameras had been placed in the cemetery after the first incident, and he expects the culprits will be identified after their latest act of desecration. A $1,000 is still being offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. This morning, members of a family, who asked to not be identified, began the process of resetting many of the vandalized headstones. Anyone with information about the cemetery vandalism is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 870-261-1499. Photo by Caleb Talley

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