I had to look up ancient to see if retired pastor John Sheild’s crimes were indeed has heinous and heartless as they seemed. He stands accused of pilfering ancient artifacts.
Ancient: Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire
Civil War era memorabilia does not qualify as ancient artifacts. I think his real crime is collecting from public lands. The United States Government is a jealous mistress. Still, it is a crime. Shield should know better.
I wonder what type metal detector he has? The Minelab Exterra 505 maybe? Is my bias showing?