Authorities said two City of Lebanon employees were on their way to work early yesterday when they saw a black truck leaving the city storage lot located on Pencil Mill Alley. The truck was pulling a city-owned trailer.
The employees, who work for the citys Public Works Department, notified Lebanon Police Department. Officers responded quickly and stopped the suspects vehicle at the intersection of South Maple Street and Gay Street.
Stansberry reportedly told officers he had permission to use the trailer. However, officers contacted William Porter, director of Lebanons Parks and Recreation Department, regarding the matter, and he told them that no one had permission to use the trailer which was empty, added Police Chief Scott Bowen.
Officers reportedly found a set of bolt cutters in Stansberrys truck. In addition, they also discovered a cut metal lock at the site from where the trailer was taken.
A check of Stansberrys drivers license revealed it was suspended for failure to satisfy citations.
Stansberry remained in the Wilson County Jail as of press time yesterday under a bond of $4,250. He is to appear in General Sessions Court on May 5. Stansberry reportedly has previous convictions for theft and burglary.