GASTON COUNTY, N.C. –The Gaston County Police Department is asking for the public's help after a cemetery was desecrated Friday night.
According to authorities, 42 graves were damaged. The suspect or suspects overturned granite and marble tombstones throughout Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.
The damage is estimated at $6,200. In July, law enforcement received a report of seven graves that were desecrated.
Anyone with information related to these crimes are asked to contact Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000. Anyone providing information leading to an arrest may be eligible to receive a cash reward up to $1000.