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TWO ARRESTED AFTER WOMAN’S GRAVE UNEARTHED

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Two men were arrested this morning (Tuesday, August 1, 2017) for allegedly trying to unearth the grave of a woman who has been buried for nearly 15 years. Martin County, Kentucky Sheriff’s deputies arrested 33-year-old James Howard and 26-year-old Tea Jay Luster in connection with the disturbance of Emily Howard’s grave. Officers say James Howard was the grandson of Emily Howard who died in November 2002 and was buried in Stacy’s Cemetery on Big Peter Cave Road. Deputies say a teenager visiting the cemetery on Sunday discovered the grave dug until the coffin was exposed. According to the arrest citation, Howard told Luster he would pay him $100,000 to help him uncover the grave. Luster told police that Howard told him the grave didn’t have a body in it at all, but it was full of money. The two men are charged with violating graves.

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