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Investigator: 'Florists' planned to resell stolen flowers from cemeteries

Criminal Investigator Reggie Anderson said two concerned citizens made the complaints that led to the arrests. Criminal Investigator Reggie Anderson said two concerned citizens made the complaints that led to the arrests.

(WMC-TV) - Police arrested three aspiring florists who are accused of stealing items needed from cemeteries.

Alcorn County deputies say Kevin Eugene Gunn, Angela Renee Gunn, and Theresa Gail Robertson worked together to steal thousands of dollars worth of cemetery items in Corinth.

"I think it is a crying shame. I think it's a disgrace that somebody would stoop that low," said Cornith resident John Glasco.

Criminal Investigator Reggie Anderson said two concerned citizens made the complaints that led to the arrests.

"We wrote reports every day of things that come up missing but this takes the cake," said Anderson. "In May of this year [the suspects] applied for a business license under Angie's Flowers and Gifts. We believe they were going to resell the items that were stolen from cemeteries," said Anderson.

Some of the flowers and angels were found in the Gunn's home and business. Residents say this crime is personal.

"I've got a son out there named Theo. They'd have taken something off my son's grave ... 'Ain't' no telling what I'd have done," said resident Ed Harvey.

Anderson said in some cases the three suspects took flowers before families could make it to the graveyards.

"I'd be mad. One of the cemeteries where items were taken from, I have a daughter that was buried in that cemetery. So it knocks home. It sure does," said Anderson.

The three suspects remain in jail with a felony count of destroying public property.

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