2 arrested for digging into Indian mounds

Aberedeen, Mississippi (AP) March 2012
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department says two men have been arrested as suspects in an ongoing investigation for violating what is known as the Antiquities Act.

Forty-one-year-old Jerome Daniel Young of Nettleton and 36-year-old Marty Dean Kennedy of Wren are accused of digging into an Indian mound located next to the Canal Section Wildlife Management area near the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

WTVA TV reports (http://bit.ly/z02ARr ) Sheriff Cecil Cantrell and his men recovered five artifacts after the two had allegedly sold them to a man in Nettleton.

Cantrell says the investigation is ongoing with federal authorities now involved.

He says the artifacts were sold for $1,300 and then sold again for a profit.

It was not immediately clear whether the suspects have attorneys.