Grave Digging Suspect Arrested

12-29-05 - A Durant man is suspected of digging a hole at a gravesite in a Durant cemetery on Christmas day. Jeffery Brown was arrested two days later for disturbing the peace and kicking at a video store employee.

Two men spotted Brown with a sharpshooter shovel on Christmas day. They say he was sitting on a headstone and talking to it. When they passed by later, they noticed the ground had been disturbed. Police found a two to three foot hole that was 8 inches deep.

Police questioned Brown, but he denied digging the hole. On Tuesday, they arrested him after a complaint at the Movie House. When police approached Brown outside the store, he was cursing at passing cars.