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Two teens charged with vandalism of cemetery

QUITMAN, Miss. (AP) - Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp says two juveniles have been charged with vandalism at a cemetery in the Elwood community west of Quitman.

Kemp tells WTOK-TV in Meridian that the vandalism occurred over the Christmas holiday weekend. He says some gravestones were knocked over and several headstones had were damaged by gunshots.

Kemp says his department and a cemetery committee are notifying people who have family buried on the property.

Kemp says the juveniles, ages 13 and 14, will be charged through the Youth Court. He declined to identify them.

Local residents say some of the gravesites in the Elwood Cemetery date back more than 100 years.

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