Deputies say suspect also stole brass markers from vets' graves

1:31 PM, Oct 9, 2013   |    comments
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EAST CANTON -- On Oct. 8, Stark County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an attempted burglary at 5382 Lincoln Street E in East Canton.

The suspect had tried but failed to gain entry into the residence and drove off in a vehicle that was discovered to have been previously reported stolen.

While deputies were processing the scene of the burglary, the suspect returned to the residence on foot and was immediately caught by the investigating deputies.

Deputies recovered the stolen vehicle the suspect was operating a short distance away from the residence.

Inside the vehicle, deputies discovered several brass markers apparently removed from grave markers of military veterans.

Deputies charged James J. Cefalo, 41, with one count of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Stark County Sheriff's Office at 330-430-3800.

The incident remains under investigation by the Stark County Sheriff's Office.

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