Cannonball Stolen from Confederate Monument in Bentonville

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Authorities are investigating after a cannonball went missing from the Confederate statue in downtown Bentonville, officials say. 

A spokeswoman for Benton County confirmed the cannonball was missing and said it weighs about 30 pounds. The missing cannonball sat at the foot of the soldier statue before being stolen. 

She also said the cannonball stolen was not the original cannonball on the statue. 

The Bentonville Police Department is investigating the incident. 

This comes weeks after calls were made for the statue’s removal following the violence in Charlottesville over the removal of a Confederate statue there. 

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 

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