Second Man Charged in Statue Thefts

Statues valued at roughly $15,000 were melted down, sold as scrap for less than $270, police said

By Mitchell Grogg
|  Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012  |  Updated 7:16 PM CDT
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Second Man Charged in Statue Thefts

Waukegan Police

John Anthony Davis

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A second man has been arrested in connection with last month's theft and subsequent meltdown of two bronze statues in Waukegan.

John Anthony Davis, 25, was charged with one felony count of theft from a government property, according to Waukegan police.

The two statues, valued at an estimated $15,000, were taken overnight on May 29 or 30, police said, then melted down for a scrap value of $268.80.

Another man, Daniel R. Ramos, was charged with the crime last week.

Davis is being held on $50,000 bond at the Lake County Jail, police said.

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