A Clarksville man was arrested yesterday on theft charges after allegedly trying to scrap items stolen over the weekend.
Arrested at City Salvage around 5pm was 42-year old Lazarus McDonald of Clarksville. The arrest card says McDonald was seen driving the vehicle he was in yesterday on two occasions by eye-witnesses of a theft.
In particular, McDonald was the prime suspect in a theft investigation at a Cherokee Trace Boulevard theft from the weekend when 12 propane tanks were stolen from a business.
Police say the chain and master lock that were attached to the tanks were found in McDonald’s car and that the manager of the business came to the traffic stop and had the key to open the lock in question.
McDonald was charged with three counts of theft and two counts of theft by deception in addition to driving on a suspended license.