Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Charges Pending In Theft Of Antique

Two Putnam County men have been charged with theft of property for allegedly stealing an antique piece of machinery called a "mowing cycle."  The mower was intended to be horse-drawn, but had metal parts, which police say the thieves later sold as scrap.  They reportedly got about $120 for the scrap metal, although the value of the antique was estimated at ten times that amount. Police say even after the sale was completed, the owner was able to recover the item, and an investigation led them to charge 18-year-old Jordan Adcock of Cookeville and 19-year-old Joshua Hammons of Baxter. They'll be in court on April 25th. Meanwhile, in a separate case, 20-year-old Dylan Pace Riddle of Sparta was charged with theft of property after allegedly tryiing to leave the Sears store last week without paying for some video game accessories he had picked up.