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Two convicted for destroying archeological site at Ozark NSR

Two Missouri residents who ignored the adage that you never return to the scene of a crime have been convicted of stealing archaeological objects from Ozark National Scenic Riverways, with one being sent to prison and the other placed on supervised probation. The damage they did to the site they poached, however, "has irreparably hindered our ability to learn at this location forever," park staff said.

The two, Shane Munroe and Christy Bruton, were in a primitive campsite at the Rymers Campground when National Park Service rangers approached them on April 2, 2017, to discuss illegal excavations of an archaeological site in the park. Rangers had first noticed the campsite, which was guarded by two pit bulls, on March 26, 2017, and tried to talk to them on April 2, according to law enforcement personnel.

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