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McDonald not connected to Breidablik thefts
CORRECTION: Robert James McDonald, 40, who pleaded guilty to attempting to elude a police vehicle on Dec. 16, is not connected with trafficking stolen grave plaques from Breidablik Cemetery in November.
Kitsap County Prosecutor Justin Zaug said McDonald was "in the wrong place, at the wrong time," when Brian Lindsay, Jeremy Toliver and Joseph Felice were implicated in the thefts at Navy City Metals.
Lindsay, Toliver and Felice are charged with first-degree trafficking.
Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson reported in November that, according to the investigation, Toliver and Felice were responsible for the actual thefts from 12 grave sites. Zaug clarified that McDonald was attempting to sell scrap metal with Lindsay, when he was fasley implicated in the Breidablik thefts.
For eluding the police, McDonald is serving two months in jail and sentenced to $700 in fines and court fees.
The thefts were discovered Nov. 11, Veterans Day, and all four men were arrested Nov. 16.