An Augusta father and daughter have been charged after sheriff’s deputies broke up a “chop shop” operation. 37 year old Sammy Hardwick Jones was charged after deputies got a tip that a stolen truck was being stripped in the 3700 block of Byrd Road.
Deputies found the engine and other parts of a truck stolen last week in the back yard of the home. Jones was charged with felony theft by taking and felony operating a chop shop. His 17 year old daughter, Cheryl Jones, was charged with felony theft by taking.