Colorado man indicted in artifacts looting case

Colorado man indicted in artifacts looting case


Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A 66-year-old Colorado man is the latest person charged in a far-reaching federal investigation into the looting of ancient Southwestern artifacts.

A federal grand jury in Denver indicted Robert B. Knowlton late Tuesday. The Grand Junction resident is charged with four counts of illegally selling archaeological artifacts and one count of transporting them from Colorado to Utah.

Knowlton is the 26th person charged as part of a federal investigation spanning more than two years in the Four Corners region. He's accused of selling and mailing three items last year taken from federal land: a pipe, a Midland point and a Hell Gap knife.

He hasn't been arrested. Federal officials say he'll get a summons to appear in federal court on Sept. 14.

Knowlton couldn't immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Related stories

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

Utah

STAY IN THE KNOW

Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast