Final suspect arrested in cemetery vandalism

Friday, October 10, 2014

The third and final suspect in the Aug. 29 vandalism of the Berryville Memorial Cemetery has been arrested.

The Carroll County Detention intake log indicated that Devon Mikel Ross, 22, was arrested at the Benton County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 3.

Berryville Police Department Detective Daniel Crawford explained that local police had received information that Ross lived in Rogers and relayed the information to Benton County.

The other two suspects turned themselves in earlier at different times. Samuel Watts, 20, of Berryville, turned himself in Sept. 17 after the Berryville Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest; Alexander Claud Burrington, 24, of Berryville, followed suit two days later on Sept. 19.

"It's good to get it wrapped up," Crawford said.

The City of Berryville offered a $500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the vandalism after the incident occurred.

A Berryville police officer discovered the vandalism early on Aug. 30. After an investigation, police concluded that the vandalism occurred on the night of Aug. 29.

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