Suspects arrested in vandalism of Jewish gravestone in Indiana

By JTA
January 5, 2017 17:40

 
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Three people have been arrested in connection with the vandalism of the headstone of a Jewish couple buried in the cemetery of a small Indiana town.

An anonymous tip to police led to the arrest on Tuesday night of the three people, according to local news reports in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Angeliquca Tompkins, 19 and Matthew Terry, 20 are charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespassing and are being held in county jail. The third suspect was a female juvenile, who was released to the custody of her parents.

The words F***ing Jew were spray-painted in white across the back of the double headstone, on top of the large Jewish star, in the Scottsburg Cemetery, one of the few headstones with a Jewish name on it. Two other headstones in the cemetery were later discovered vandalized.

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