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Three plead in Indian mound case
May 31, 2017 | 727 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three people pleaded guilty last week to federal charges in connection with the removal of artifacts from an Indian mound in Tishomingo County.

Matthew Arnold, Jackie Dale Arnold and Tyler Wilemon, all pleaded guilty last week in federal court and will be sentenced at a later date.

Jackie Dale Arnold, of Iuka, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully excavating and removing archaeological resources on designated historic public lands without a permit. Under the plea agreement prosecutors agreed to dismiss all other counts once sentencing is complete.

Matthew Arnold of Booneville pleaded guilty to six counts of the same charge with the same agreement from prosecutors regarding other counts.

Wilemon, of Booneville, pleaded guilty to one count of the same charge with the same agreement.

Sandra Arnold of Iuka pleaded guilty last month to one count of the same charge with the same agreement and will be sentenced at a later date.

A change of plea hearing for Samuel Lee Howell regarding the same case is set for next Thursday, June 8 in federal court in Oxford.

Two other defendants in the case, Chris Holley and Melinda Jean Chaffin, both of Booneville, have pleaded not guilty and no further action regarding a change of plea is recorded in court records.

The charges stem from a period in late 2014 when those charged allegedly removed items from the Doskie Mound site on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property in Tishomingo County.

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