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Ali Center theft suspect arrested; Ali artwork still missing

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/8/2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested in Pennsylvania in a brazen art theft from the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 58-year-old Gerald Garrett was arrested in Philadelphia on Wednesday. He's accused of stealing a print of a LeRoy Neiman painting in October.

Authorities say the artwork — showing Ali in a classic pose, in white trunks and red boxing gloves, has not been recovered.

The artwork, valued at $5,000, was stolen from an exhibit while it was open to the public at the Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Garrett was indicted last month in Louisville on one count of theft by unlawful taking, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. There's no listing of an attorney for Garrett in Louisville.

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