TBI busts Rutherford County scrap metal ring
THE MURFREESBORO POST
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
Black and Polesec were also indicted for official misconduct, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation press release.
Harris is accused of entering into an agreement with Black and Polesec to have them load scrap metal using county equipment from the mound into a Dumpster Unlimited dumpster left at the site.
Once Black and Polesec filled the dumpster with scrap metal, law enforcement officials said Harris would take the metal to be recycled. The money Harris received from the recycling, he split with Black and Polesec.
Black and Polesec were terminated from their jobs with the landfill in October 2012.
The 16th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI to investigate the case in August of 2012.