Duane Cook, 40, of Rockmart was arrested this week in Rome for stealing a dump truck and scrap metal.

According to police, Cook entered the victim’s property without permission and took a car battery from one vehicle and put it the vehicle he was planning to steal.

He then stole a 2003 Sterling Dump Trunk, valued at $5000, and the 2400 pounds of scrap metal that were on it, valued at $2000, and sold it for $420.40.

Cook is charged with felony theft by taking, felony theft by taking a vehicle, criminal trespass, and theft by deception.