War memorial vandals are standing trial

In October, deputies investigated the break-in at skinner field and found a bronze helmet and rifle had been taken from the memorial.

CEDAR SPRINGS, MICH. - Four suspects will stand trial for charges related to the vandalism of a war memorial and breaking into a nearby concession stand and vehicles, in Cedar Springs.

In October, Kent County deputies investigated the break-in at Skinner Field and found that the bronze helmet, dog tags, and replica rifle had been stolen from the memorial erected in honor of a hometown soldier. Deputies state that only the boots were left. 

Justin Rossman and David Sommerville are being charged with receiving and concealing stolen property. Both are being accused of breaking into the concession stand, along with Austin Coleman. Coleman's father, Tracy Coleman, is being charged with receiving and concealing stolen property.

According to deputies, the rifle and helmet were found in a storage shed on Tracy Coleman's property. 

The four suspects waived probable cause hearings on Nov. 9, sending the case to trial.

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