Man charged in case of gravestones in dumpster

Photo courtesy Dare County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy Dare County Sheriff's Office.

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Deputies have charged a man after several old gravestones were found in a Frisco dumpster last month.

Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said investigators have charged Leland Eyre Haller, Jr. 59, of Frisco with misdemeanor defacing grave site.

The gravestones dated back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and were found in a dumpster March 24. They were broken into many pieces.

Further information was not released on the arrest.

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