CBS 5 reports, three men have been arrested for allegedly stealing Lamb of God’s guitars. Earlier this month, guitarist Willie Adler revealed via Instagram that his beloved “Warbird” guitar and John Cambpell’s bass were stolen before the group’s show on the 2nd at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix Arizona while supporting Slayer’s final tour. However, there could be more as CBS reported “three unique guitars” were stolen.
William Widener (62), Michael Blakeslee (51), and Justin Petersen (34) were arrested in connection to the theft as Sgt. Vince Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department suspects the instruments were stolen from the trailer on the 2nd sometime between midnight and 4:30am.
Adler’s “Warbird” guitar was put on sale via Offerup and one of the men attempted to pawn one of the guitars but was turned away. Widener and Blakeslee were both arrested on Wednesday, May 8th after 10PM and Petersen was arrested on May 9th. All three men are facing theft and trafficking in stolen property charges.
Despite the arrest, the stolen instruments remain missing.
Lamb of God are currently supporting Slayer’s final North American tour as it’s scheduled to run through May 25th in Mansfield, MA. The group recently released the 15th Anniversary Edition of Ashes of the Wake and you can order a copy at this location.