Sunday, October 31, 2010

Men Accused Of Stealing Tracks From Railroad

Two men from DeKalb County have been accused of stealing the rails off of railroad tracks in Putnam County.  The Cookeville Herald-Citizen reports that a Nashville and Eastern Railroad employee stopped two men last Thursday after he saw them with about 40 feet of rails in the back of their flatbed truck. He ordered them to unload and called the sheriff's office.  According to the report, 26-year-old Ryan Walden and 51-year-old Kenny Stults said they took the rails because they were broke. They allegedly told deputies that they didn't think they were stealing because they thought the tracks were not in use. The railroad says the rails are, in fact, valued at some $3,000.  The two will be in court on theft charges November 22nd.