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Theft of property arrest

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Etowah County Sheriff's investigators say they put a criminal behind bars for a theft related offense.

David Wayne Morris, 40, is charged with one count of first degree theft of property.  Morris reportedly to a residence on Highway 278 East and began to load up items such as a refrigerator, exercise bicycle, electric motor, filing cabinet and storage shelves into his truck.  We're told a neighbor witnessed the incident and called the homeowner, who then called the Etowah County Sheriff's Office. The neighbor was able to give a detailed vehicle description to deputies.

Deputy Charles McKinney spotted the vehicle a short time later at a convenience store in the area.  A receipt from a local scrap yard was found inside the truck.  The stolen property was located after contact was made with the scrap yard.  Morris is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention $5,000 bond.  


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