Three people arrested for stealing scrap metal

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - Three men from Springville have been arrested and charged with stealing scrap metal.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, in a statement Wednesday to FOX6 News, said David Lee LaShore, 48, Christopher Matthew Rojas, 25, and Jorge Rafael Morales, 21, all of Springville, were arrested and each charged with one count of second degree theft of property, a felony.

The incident occurred Monday at property on Burgess Road in Attalla.  Sheriff Entrekin said a 911 call was received Tuesday by a person saying three individuals were stealing scrap metal from Burgess Road and that they were holding the subjects until deputies arrived.

Investigators responded to the scene and found LaShore, Rojas and Morales with a truck loaded with stolen scrap metal. The three individuals admitted to taking the stolen items from the property the day before and say they were returning to get more.

All three men were being held Wednesday in the Etowah County Detention Center.

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