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Another chop shop popped

Area authorities have closed in on and shut down another active chop shop. From Spalding sheriff Wendell Beam: On Thursday January 23, 2014 the Criminal Investigative Division executed a search warrant at 5113 Newnan Road, Griffin, Georgia and arrested 39 year old Thomas Lafayette Busby and 48 year old Brenda Jean Vaughn both from 5113 Newnan Road. During the execution of the search warrant numerous stolen items were recovered from the location, investigator’s located numerous parts from four wheelers, tractors, gold carts and machinery items that had been cut up and taken to area metal recyclers for cash. The items investigators were able to trace had been reported as stolen to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Both suspects have been charged with Burglary (felony); Operating a Chop Shop (Felony); Theft by Taking (Felony); Criminal Trespass (Misdemeanor). Brenda Jean Vaughn was also charged with Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of a Schedule III Narcotic. Both suspects were arrested and turned over to the Spalding County Detention Center. Vaughn has since been released on bond.

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