Police have arrested a man they believe was stealing veterans' grave markers that were possibly from a Tulsa cemetery.
The markers were found in a trailer that had been towed by a stolen truck that ended up at Storey Wrecker Service in Tulsa recently.
An officer pulled over Brandon Earl Powell, 28, near E. Pine St. and S. Peoria Ave. March 14.
Turns out the truck was stolen about a month earlier from a dealership in the 4900 block of E. Admiral Pl., so the vehicle was towed to Storey Wrecker.
Powell was arrested on outstanding warrants.
The wrecker company found the grave markers in the truck.
Storey General Manager Wayne Pierce told the News On 6, "I guess somebody had stolen them to try to get the value of metal out of them."
He says somebody started grinding the numbers down on one of the markers.
"We take it pretty personal when somebody messes with veterans."
We're told an online search showed the markers may have been stolen from Memorial Park.
Pierce said, "We just want to get them back where they're supposed to be and if there's a family out there that's missing them, at least they'll know where they're at and get them back so they'll hopefully get some closure."