Update: Bond Set For Man Charged In Cemetery Vandalism Case
TANNER, Ala. (WHNT) – Wednesday, a judge set bond for a 22-year-old Falkville man accused of vandalizing a cemetery in Limestone County. However, if Robert Allen Muse does post the bond, he faces restrictions about where he can go.
Muse is charged with three counts of first-degree criminal mischief. His bond is set at $50,000 for each count, for a total of $150,000.
If he posts bond, Muse is only to come to Limestone County for court hearings. Otherwise, he must stay out.
Prosecutors and the investigators spoke with Muse through videoconference. Muse attended from the Limestone County Jail.
He was incoherent at times, and investigators had to repeat several questions for him. At one point, someone asked Muse if he was on medication because many of his answers were slurred. Muse replied no.
Muse’s family has hired a lawyer.
Investigators say Muse was caught on camera vandalizing Hatchett Cemetery on Friday night at approximately 8:30 p.m. An officer recognized Muse as someone he had stopped near the cemetery on Thursday night. The officer had Muse’s name and address on a report he had filed that night.
The cemetery was hit three times in recent weeks. Muse is charged in each incident. Altogether, more than 70 headstones were knocked over or broken.