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Stolen cross recovered after theft from Union Co. cemetery

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Deputies said the thefts happened at Flat Rock Cemetery in Jonesville. (Dec. 4, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies said the thefts happened at Flat Rock Cemetery in Jonesville. (Dec. 4, 2013/FOX Carolina)
The cross that was recovered from the scrap dealer. (Dec. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina) The cross that was recovered from the scrap dealer. (Dec. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina)
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Union County Sheriff said that one cross monument has been recovered after several of them were stolen from a Union County cemetery.

Sheriff David Taylor said the cross was recovered from an area scrap dealer in Union County on Friday.

Taylor said a person working at the scrap yard saw FOX Carolina's coverage of the cemetery theft and notified the sheriff's office.

Union County deputies said sometime within the past month, a thief or thieves went into the Flat Rock Cemetery in Jonesville and stole two of the metal monuments near grave sites for Confederate veterans.

Rebecca Gault, who has family buried at the cemetery, said she believes the monuments were stolen sometime between monthly visits her family makes to the cemetery.

Deputies described the cross monuments as bronze, and roughly one to two feet high, and clearly signifying them as being in honor of a Confederate soldier.

Gault said two Confederate groups have come forward to replace the monuments, and to put them into cement to prevent any further theft.

Taylor said they are working with the scrap yard to find out who brought the cross there.

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Office.

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