Stover Man Charged With Bulldozing Cemetery

1 decade 8 months 1 week ago Saturday, September 15 2007 Sep 15, 2007 Saturday, September 15, 2007 4:44:13 AM CDT September 15, 2007 in News
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STOVER (AP) - A central Missouri man is charged with bulldozing a private cemetery so he could plant grass on his rural property. Forty-eight-year-old Charles Conner of Stover faces a felony charge and two misdemeanors after turning himself in to Morgan County authorities yesterday. He was freed on $2,500 bond. Sheriff Jim Petty said Conner recently bought 80 acres southwest of Stover from an out-of-state trust. A deed shows that a one-half acre was set aside for the cemetery. A nearby resident complained last month that Conner bulldozed the graveyard and the grove of trees that marked it. Petty said Conner claimed he was unaware that the cemetery existed. How many people are buried in the cemetery is unknown. It was established in the late 1800s.

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