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FATHER AND DAUGHTER CHARGED IN “CHOP SHOP” OPERATION

Mary Liz Nolan

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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.