Man Who Stole, Burned American Flags at Veteran Gravesites Arrested on Veterans Day: Police

A Bucks County man accused of burning American flags and decorations at the gravesites of local military veterans was arrested on Veterans Day.

Anthony Davis Carter, 29, of Feasterville, Pennsylvania, is charged with institutional vandalism, arson and other related offenses.

Carter was allegedly involved in five vandalism incidents over the summer at Roosevelt Memorial Park  on Old Lincoln Highway and Rosedale Memorial Park on Richlieu Road.

During each incident, Carter removed dozens of American flags, veteran flag holders and decorations from the gravesites of veterans, according to investigators. He then allegedly placed the items in a pile and burned them.

Police were able to link Carter to the vandalisms through their use of a local DNA database as well as analysis of evidence recovered at the cemeteries. Carter was arrested Tuesday and arraigned at 4 p.m. He was then sent to the Bucks County prison in lieu of 10% of $10,000 bail.

Despite the arrest, Bensalem Police are still asking anyone with information on the vandalisms to contact them at 215-633-3719.

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