Woman who called cops from cemetery accused of damaging grave site


A Texarkana woman who called police earlier this month from a Texarkana, Ark., cemetery has been charged with defacing an object of public respect.

Jessica Elaine Davis, 34, allegedly called police at 9 p.m. Dec. 12 to report finding teeth and a skull in Woodlawn Cemetery on County Avenue in Texarkana, Ark., according to a probable cause affidavit.

Davis was allegedly “covered in dirt and bleeding from one finger” when she showed the responding Texarkana, Ark., police officer a small pebble she claimed was a tooth.

“Davis then showed me several pieces of mortar that she was claiming to be a skull,” the affidavit states. “Davis then started to tell me she found six buried pigeons and that she believed someone was dead at this location.”

Davis allegedly showed the officer a mausoleum where she found the items she was claiming to be pieces of a skull and teeth.

“I noticed this mausoleum had been partially dismantled by the mortar and bricks being pulled off of it,” the affidavit states.

Davis allegedly claimed that she was cleaning the mausoleum because it contains the remains of her “dead Jewish ancestors.”

“When I asked her the names of the deceased inside the mausoleum she replied, ‘Shit, I don’t know. They survived the holocaust.”

While speaking with Davis near her car, the officer allegedly noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Inside the car the officer allegedly found several pieces of mortar and rock that appeared to have come from the damaged mausoleum.

Davis was arrested for allegedly causing damage to the burial monument. The affidavit estimates the cost to repair the mausoleum at approximately $500.

Davis was released from the Miller County jail after posting a $5,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court in January before a Miller County circuit judge.

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