Indian Mound Looters Get Federal Sentences

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OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Three more people have been sentenced for looting an Indian mound. 59-year old Jackie Dale Arnold was sentenced to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $24,000 in restitution. 42-year old Melinda Jean Arnold was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay nearly $29,000 in restitution. 29-year old Robert Alan Aguirre pleaded guilty to two counts of violating archaeological resources and was sentenced to two years probation and $3000 restitution. Three people were sentenced earlier and two others await sentencing for violating an archaeological resource and removing artifacts in 2014 from an Indian mound on federal property along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in northeastern Mississippi.



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