Two men have been arrested and charged in the theft of a $7000 guitar, according to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Freddy Dewayne Ruth, 46, of Caldwell Road and Adam Russell Creighton, 38, of Springplace Road, have been charged with theft over $1,000.

Deputies credit the victim with providing information that led detectives to arrest the two men in the late October theft of a Gibson Jubilee 50th Anniversary guitar from a home on Caldwell Road.

Detectives traced the guitar, which the owner valued at $7,000, to a music store in Chattanooga where it had been sold for a fraction of its value. 

The guitar was recovered and has been returned to the owner.