Insurer Covers Maine Cemetary Damage by Mom, Daughter

October 31, 2014

A mother and daughter who rammed each other’s cars in a Monmouth cemetery, knocking over several headstones, have both pleaded guilty to criminal mischief.

Meanwhile, the group that operates the Monmouth Ridge Cemetery has dropped its lawsuit against the women and accepted a $25,000 check from their insurance to help cover the estimated $34,000 in damage.

The Morning Sentinel reported that 43-year-old Melissa Grant, of Farmingdale, and 21-year-old Savannah Lowe, of West Gardiner, both avoided jail time by pleading guilty this week, receiving six-month suspended sentences.

Police said Lowe tried to keep Grant from leaving the cemetery by hitting her mother’s car with hers because she thought Grant was drunk. Grant retaliated by ramming her daughter’s car.

Grant denied a dispute, saying her daughter’s foot got stuck on the accelerator.

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