2 charged with damaging headstones at Wisconsin cemetery
TOWNSHIP OF SPRING BROOK, Minn. (FOX 9) - Two men were charged earlier this week with vandalizing headstones at a reportedly haunted cemetery in western Wisconsin.
The Dunn County Sheriff's Office received a report on Monday that several headstones at the Straw Hill Cemetery off 240th Avenue in the Town of Spring Brook. James Allbright Jacobson of Bloomer, Wisconsin and Chase Schultz of Cadott were each charged with criminal damage to property in connection to the vandalism.
Sheriff Kevin Bygd told FOX 9 this is not the first time his office has dealt with vandalism at the cemetery. The cemetery, as well as several other locations in the area, are said to be haunted. People come from all over the country to check it out, he said.
"It's a very old cemetery," Bygd said. "These headstones are pretty brittle. But, it seems to attract people for some reason."
Bygd said they get reports regarding damage at the cemetery a couple of times a year, but they rarely catch the culprits. In this case, however, he said an acquaintance of the two suspects had a video of them knocking over the headstones they showed to investigators.