A Kodak man was indicted Monday for allegedly disassembling and selling a big rig owned by his Texas employer after the two had a “disagreement.”
Rusty Wayne Davis, 27, of 251 Hardin Road, is charged with theft over $60,000 and vandalism over $60,000.
Acting on a tip from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, New Market officers found the 2012 Peterbilt — stripped of its engine, transmission, and other parts — at a shop on Highway 11E last May 30.
According to the warrants sworn out by New Market Police Chief Raymond Raper, Davis worked for trucking company Pro Resources, LLC, in Ft. Worth, Texas. After a disagreement with the owner, he allegedly brought the truck to New Market, where he had it disassembled and sold several of the parts to area dealers who were unaware of their provenance. Total value of the vehicle, including a grain trailer, was about $200,000, the chief said.