Book of Mormon Stolen in Arizona Recovered in DC

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 11:04 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a man in the theft of a rare first-edition copy of the Book of Mormon from a suburban Phoenix bookstore.

Mesa police said Tuesday that FBI and U.S. marshals searched the apartment of Jay Linford in Washington, D.C., and recovered the book that's valued at about $40,000.

The edition is one of 5,000 printed in 1830.

The owner of Rare and Out of Print Books and Art in Mesa reported the book stolen on May 28 and said it wasn't insured. Helen Schlie says it's known throughout Mesa's Mormon community that her store had an original copy.

Police say the store owner knows Linford and he allegedly was in the store at the time of the theft.

Police say Linford is being held on $40,000 bond pending extradition to Arizona.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

ESPN: NFL's Ravens Knew About Rice Video Within Hours

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 22:03 PM

The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator  . . .

Blogger to Put Anti-Islam Posters on NYC Buses, Subway

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 22:22 PM

A New York blogger is putting up ads next week on 100 city buses and at two subway entrances featuring anti-Islamic mess . . .

Biden Praises Disgraced Packwood at DNC Women's Event

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 21:13 PM

In a speech on Friday celebrating women's leadership for the Democratic National Committee, Vice President Joe Biden pra . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved