From Post staff reports
Two Lebanon men were arrested in Mt. Juliet on Wednesday, Feb. 8, for theft after a Mt. Juliet Police Department patrol officer reportedly caught them in the act while checking a business early that morning.
Tywan Easley, 32, and Davis Kelly, 36, of Lebanon, were allegedly in the process of stealing scrap metal from one of the storage containers behind the Industrial Tool and Stamping business at 300 Industrial Drive.
Officer Lance Schneider with the MJPD was patrolling the industrial area and noticed a suspicious-looking pickup truck parked behind the business around 2 a.m., Wednesday.
He made contact with the two male occupants of the vehicle and reportedly noticed that there was scrap metal in the rear bed of the truck. One of the occupants allegedly said the business owner gave them permission to be there.
Schneider contacted the owner and confirmed the two suspects did not have permission to be on the property. The value of the stolen material was estimated to be more than $1,000.
Easley and Kelly were each arrested on one count of Theft of Property and booked into the Wilson County Jail. Both Easley and Kelly were released on bond Wednesday.