1 arrested in theft, vandalism at Georgia veterans memorial park 

Authorities arrested one of the men accused of stealing and vandalizing bronze statues last month at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale County. 

Wendell Tolbert, 51, of Taylorsville, was booked into the Rockdale County jail on theft and criminal trespass charges Friday, jail records show. 

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Wendell Tolbert (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

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Police said Tolbert was part of a crew that cut the lock to the park and stole the bronze statues to sell for money, Channel 2 Action News reported. The alleged thieves made off with two bronze service member statues, a bronze, 800-pound globe, and military plaques. 

Tolbert remained in jail on a $15,000 bond. 

Police are searching for at least three other suspects, also believed to be connected to the theft of two bronze frogs from the county’s library, Channel 2 reported. 

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