One person has been arrested and warrants have been obtained against a second individual wanted in connection with a chop shop uncovered in rural Wayne County. A chop shop is where stolen vehicles are disassembled and the parts sold or used to repair other stolen vehicles.
While investigating several stolen vehicle reports over Thanksgiving, Wayne County deputies located two rollback wreckers in the Dudley community. Both were hauling stolen cars. Those vehicles were seized and returned to their owners.
As part of an ongoing investigation by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the NC Division of Motor Vehicle inspectors, more stolen vehicles were found in the Sleepy Creek Road area of Dudley and a chop shop was located on Griswold Road. A total of 13 vehicles were seized that had been reported stolen or because they were displaying altered VIN numbers. A zero turn riding mower was also recovered.
Theodore Robinson, 63, of Elkin Drive, Dudley has been charged with 5 counts of possession of stolen vehicles and one count of possessing stolen property.
Detectives have obtained warrants for the arrest of Kelvin Henry Williams, 44, who is known to frequent the Dudley, Mt. Olive and Goldsboro areas. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kelvin Williams is asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480 or the Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-734-8177. Callers will remain anonymous.