Man sentenced to jail for stealing Daniel Boone plaque

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 4:43 p.m. CDT; updated 8:27 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 26, 2008

WARRENTON — A 27-year-old eastern Missouri man is sentenced to 120 days in jail for stealing the bronze plaque that marked the St. Charles County grave site of pioneer Daniel Boone.

KSDK-TV reported Tuesday that Matthew Burgoyne pleaded guilty earlier this month to stealing the plaque and selling the marker as scrap at a salvage yard.

The plaque was a gift from the Daughters of the American Revolution and marked the burial site of Boone and his wife near Marthasville.

Officials estimate it will cost more than $10,000 to replace the marker. Burgoyne reportedly got less than $100 for the scrap.


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