Stolen Remington engagement ring recovered

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 8:48 AM
Stolen Remington engagement ring recovered

Police in northern New York have recovered a stolen engagement ring given by artist Frederic Remington to his fiancee more than a century ago.

Police in Ogdensburg arrested 24-year-old Blake R. Peabody on a grand larceny charge Monday, a week after the ring was discovered missing from the city's Frederic Remington Art Museum. Peabody had been a part-time employee at the museum.

Police say Peabody apparently planned to sell the single-carat 19th-century ring, which was recovered from his home.

Peabody pleaded not guilty in city court.

Remington was a painter, illustrator and sculptor known for his images of the American West. The artist was born in nearby Canton, N.Y., and died in 1909.

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Information from: Watertown Daily Times, http://www.watertowndailytimes.com