News Sections
Audio
Man Accused Of Stealing Brain Tissue Appears In Court
Updated September 25, 2014 7:03 AM | Filed under: Crime
 Print    Archive    RSS
DAVID CHARLES.jpg

(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis man accused of stealing human brain tissue and selling it on eBay appeared in court Wednesday morning.

David Charles was arrested in December 2013 after he tried to sell a duffel bag of human tissue to an undercover officer in a Dairy Queen parking lot, police said.

Charles had previously sold six jars of tissue to an eBay buyer in San Diego, Calif., who then called officials, police said.

The tissue was stolen from Indiana Medical History Museum, and was from patients who once lived at the old Central State Hospital. The facility was conceived 168 years ago as a psychiatric treatment center .

Police later discovered that in addition to taking the jars of tissue, Charles took other artifacts including antique surgical instruments, a casket, a skeleton and an operating table.

Charles faces two counts of burglary and a theft charge in the case.

Charles is set for another pre-trial appearance Jan. 7, with a trial date of Jan. 12.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2019 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File