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Justin Petersen, Michael Blakeslee and William Widener were arrested in connection to the case.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Three men are facing charges after they stole valuable guitars from the heavy metal band Lamb of God while they were in Phoenix earlier this month, police said.

William Widener, Michael Blakeslee and Justin Petersen were arrested in connection with the case.

The three unique guitars were stolen from the trailer on Sunday, May 2, between midnight and 4:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Vince Lewis, of the Phoenix Police Department.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Gear stolen from Lamb of God guitarist while in Phoenix]

One of the guitars was put up for sale on an online app, Lewis said.

One of the men tried to pawn one of the guitars but was turned away, Lewis said.

Widener and Blakeslee were arrested on Wednesday, May 8, just before 10:30 p.m.

Petersen was arrested the following day.

All three were booked on theft and trafficking in stolen property charges.

Lewis said all three guitars are still missing.

Guitarist Willie Adler posted on Instagram earlier this month that his "beloved Warbird," his main guitar, and a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted bass were stolen.

The guitar is mostly black with the gold skeleton of a bird in homage to their 2004 album, "Ashes of the Wake." There are also Roman numerals that add up to 1976.

 


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