Police: R.H. Boyd statue likely chopped up, sold as scrap metal

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:30pm

Police believe a stolen bronze statue of publishing company founder R.H. Boyd has been chopped up and sold to a metals facility in Kentucky for a few hundred dollars.

The 6-foot-3-inch statue of the founder of R.H. Boyd Publishing Company in West Nashville went missing overnight on Dec. 5. The statue had been outside the business on 6717 Centennial Blvd. since 1974.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said the perpetrators received several hundred dollars for the minced up 400-pound statue.

The seller was required to present identification and police are in the process of locating a suspect.

The name of the metal facility is not being released due to the ongoing investigation.