Stanley Warnick and Kathryn Diionno have been arrested for the theft of the chair, the New Orleans Police Department stated in a press launch despatched to CNN. They are going through fees for possession of stolen property in New Orleans, the discharge says. Both are at the moment out on bail.
The division is trying to find an extra particular person in reference to the theft.
The concrete chair, which the NOPD stated is valued at $500,000, was taken in March from Old Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama had requested the NOPD for help in recovering the chair.
The NOPD detectives acquired a tip that the chair was at a location within the metropolis, and it was recovered on Thursday, in line with the assertion. The chair might be returned to the cemetery in Selma, the NOPD stated within the assertion.
CNN has reached out to the Dallas County sheriff however has not heard again.
The attorneys for Warnick and Diionno informed CNN that their shoppers aren’t responsible and never related to any political activism group.
“They are small business owners and community members. They are, if anything, themselves victims of mistakes of fact that have led to this unfortunate situation,” attorneys Michael Kennedy and Miles Swanson informed CNN in a press release. “They look forward to clearing their names and disassociating their names from any criminal activity.”
Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson informed CNN final month that he was assured an arrest could be made.
“The chair has been returned to Selma. One more suspect is being sought,” Jackson stated Saturday. “The suspects will have a theft charge and an extortion charge put on them in Selma. The best story written since Hamlet is coming to a close.”
Correction: A earlier model of this story misstated Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson’s full identify.