Another person sentenced for removing artifacts from burial mound

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Samuel Lee Howell, 49, of Booneville, will serve five years’ probation after pleading guilty to the charge earlier this year.

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017 12:42 PM
Updated: Dec. 4, 2017 12:42 PM

IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - A seventh person has now been sentenced for removing artifacts from an Indian burial mount in Tishomingo County.

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Samuel Lee Howell, 49, of Booneville, will serve five years’ probation after pleading guilty to the charge earlier this year.

He must also pay more than $25,000 in restitution to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The federal charges say Howell and seven others removed artifacts from the Doskie Mound without a permit. 

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