ROGERSVILLE, TN ― Joel Brian Morelock, 26, has been charged with stealing metal drain grates from multiple area carwashes, a Times-News Online story reported.

The Dec. 4 story said Morelock stole $2,300 worth of grates. He was arrested on Saturday. He allegedly stole grates from the Quick Car Wash and the Rub A Dub carwash.

All of the stolen grates were found in Morelock's truck.

Stolen grates lead to a stranded customer

CHPD Chief Johnson said the thefts created a dangerous situation as the grates left large openings in the grounds of the carwashes which were also at least 2 feet deep.

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