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Nashville Police Arrest Two For Theft Of Hank Williams Notebook

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police arrested two people accused of stealing a 59-year-old Hank Williams notebook containing notes and unpublished song lyrics.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing says the book was stolen and is valued by music experts at as much as $250,000.

Stephen M- Shutts, co-owner of a traveling music memorabilia collection, and Francine Boykin, a former worker on a cleaning crew at Sony, turned themselves in yesterday on felony theft charges.

They were released on bond. Police say the singer's notebook has not been recovered.

The 42-year-old collector told the Tennessean newspaper he acquired the notebook legally after purchasing it for an undisclosed amount.

Police say the 50-year-old former employee said she found the book in the trash.

Williams' daughter, Jet Williams, said she looks forward to its return to Sony.