A former employee has been charged with the toppling of 87 tombstones at Woodlawn Cemetery last week that caused more than $10,000 in damage, Baltimore County police say.
The employee, Walter Norman MacFarlane III, 27, of the 2300 block of Poplar Drive, was charged with trespassing, destruction of property and graveyard desecration, police said.
MacFarlane was being held at the Woodlawn Station lockup pending a bail hearing today, police said.
Some of the tombstones cracked when they were overturned, said a manager at the 200-acre cemetery in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Drive. Some of the tombstones had been in place for at least 87 years.