A Johnson City man was charged Saturday with the theft of three Stihl chain saws Jan. 15 from Wolf Tree service trucks parked in a lot at 505 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., owned by Greeneville Light & Power System, Greeneville police Detective Sgt. David Thacker said in a report.
Charged with theft over $1,000 was Leonard J. Sibenthal, 38, of 155 Nix Road.
The chain saws were recovered with the assistance of the Greenville (S.C.) County Sheriff's Office after they were pawned at pawn shops in the Greenville area.
"Pawn records identified the defendant as the one who pawned them," the report said.
Serial numbers on the saws identified them as owned by Wolf Tree service, the report said. The saws are collectively valued at $1,700.
Bond for Sibenthal was set at $2,500 pending a first scheduled General Sessions Court appearance today.