Tri-Cities Man Arrested for Industrial Theft

A 43 year old Tri-Cities man has been arrested for stealing and then re-selling an industrial produce scale. Rusty Bottoms was arrested in Pasco Friday night.

The scale was stolen from Baker Produce in Kennewick on October 27th. Kennewick police were contacted on Octobeer 31st by an individual who saw a story about the theft in the media after buying the scale for $300. It is worth $5000.

Bottoms was booked into the Benton County Jail on felony charges of trafficking stolen property in the 1st degree and possession of stolen property in the 1st Degree.