Theft attempt by two brothers foiled by police

Two brothers were arrested last night in Albertville, after they were caught inside the fence of a scrap yard.

It happened at 10:20 p.m. at Progress Rail located on Mathis Mill Road.

Police say Shannon Dale Morton, 22, and Dustin J. Morton, 21, were attempting to steal 21 vehicle wheels and rims that had been brought to the yard for scrap metal.

Once discovered the two attempted to run from officers.

They were then taken into custody and transported to the Albertville City Jail.

The Mortons were booked on charges of theft of property and criminal trespassing.

All items removed were recovered by officers at the scene.