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Ring reunited with owner 12 years later

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FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL)-- A state championship ring is reunited with its owner 12 years after it was stolen.

Derek Smith won the ring when he helped the West Central Blue Devils win the state football championship in 1997.

Shortly after receiving the ring in 1998, the ring valued at $600 was stolen from him while in school. Smith reported the theft to school officials but it was never found.

In mid-November, Fayette County officials searched a home in the county and found the ring with Derek Smith's name engrave on it.

They contacted Smith and he identified the ring. He was reunited with his ring this week. Smith currently lives in Randalia.

The theft is under investigation.

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