Alabama pushes rebel monument case after Louisiana dismissal


FILE – A monument to Confederate President Jefferson Davis is shown at a cemetery in Selma, Ala., on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Three people were charged earlier this following the disappearance of the chair, which was recovered in New Orleans and is now glued down. Prosecutors in Louisiana have dropped the case, but an Alabama district attorney said on Wednesday, Oct. 20, that he will pursue the case against a man charged there. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prosecutor says he has no plans to dismiss an indictment in an unusual ransom plot involving a stolen Confederate monument, despite a decision by prosecutors in Louisiana to drop related charges there.

District Attorney Michael Jackson says he is moving ahead with the case against Jason Warnick.

The man was charged earlier this year with the theft of a chair-shaped memorial taken from a cemetery in Selma.

Records show an additional charge of receiving stolen property was added against Warnick in August.

Prosecutors in Louisiana have filed notice that they won’t pursue a case against Warnick and two others.

The Associated Press contributed to this post.

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