Four Marietta residents were arrested for stealing wheels from Ward's Recycling Thursday after a concerned citizen reported suspicious activity there.
Emily Knotts, 37, and Richard Hawkins, 44, both of 205 Gibbons Place, along with Rhonda Clark, 37, of 1685 Wynncrest Drive, and Scott Johnson, 38, of 708 Virginia St., were each arrested on a felony charge of breaking and entering.
According to a release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, a caller reported a red Ford F-150 with four occupants pulled into the scrap yard, at 27430 State Route 7, Marietta, and loaded several wheels into the truck.
Clockwise, from top left: Knotts, Hawkins, Johnson, Clark
Identified by the caller's description of the vehicle and the occupants, the vehicle was stopped on Pike Street.
All of the occupants, interviewed separately, provided different accounts of why they were at Ward's and where the wheels, still in the back of the truck, came from.
Johnson, who provided a false name and Social Security number upon arrest, was also charged with obstructing official business.
All four suspects remain incarcerated pending their initial court appearance.