Men charged with scrapping half a car, other half missing | Crime
They're accused of trying to scrap only half of an automobile, but two Whitehaven men face the full extent of the law.
Memphis police said they got a call from Worley Brothers metal salvage about two men who had come to the scrap yard to to sell the rear half of a 2011 Chevy Impala as scrap metal.
Worley Brothers' owners ran the vehicle's VIN through the system and discovered the car had been stolen.
Police arrested Larry Jones and Keith Johnson on scene at the scrap yard.
According to an affidavit of complaint, both men told police they'd found the rear half of the Impala abandoned on the street in Memphis near Amy and Wilson.
There is no indication on the whereabouts of the front half of the automobile. Investigators said the NADA value of a 2011 Chevy Impala is $12,475.
Jones and Johnson are each charged with theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000. Jones's bond is set at $5,000 while Johnsons' is set at $60,000. Both men remain locked up at 201 Poplar and are due back in court on Friday, Feb. 8.