A Chickamauga, Ga., man has been charged with stealing a truck in Walker County, then taking it to be scrapped in Chattanooga.
The Chevy truck was valued at $10,000. Michael Anthony Puryear was paid $128 for the vehicle.
Puryear, 36, of 268 Lail Road, Chickamauga, is charged with theft over $10,000.
Police were notified by management at Baxwin's Metals, 2189 Broad St., that when the company submitted the required paperwork to the state it was found it was a stolen vehicle.
The truck had been stolen on March 14 when the owner left it running and unattended.