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      Theft of property arrest

      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. {}