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— Nashville police arrested two people accused of stealing a 59-year-old Hank Williams notebook containing notes and unpublished song lyrics.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