Cobb Police: Men ran chop shop in back yard
by Rachel Gray
October 23, 2013 12:28 AM | 4596 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — While serving a search warrant on Oct. 13, officers with the Cobb County Police Department say they caught two men running a chop shop between Acworth and Kennesaw.

According to the arrest warrant, Cobb Police arrested three men on Fowler Road, on the corner of Old U.S. Highway 41 near North Cobb High School, after finding two stolen vehicles in various states of disrepair.

The warrant stated that, outside of a backyard garage, Ronald Keim of Cartersville was using an electric saw to cut off the front bumper of a stolen dark blue 1982 Pontiac Firebird.

A check of the vehicle’s VIN showed it was reported stolen from Cherokee County in mid-September, according to accusations in the warrant.

Keim was charged with one felony count of theft of stolen property and has not been released.

A second vehicle, a yellow 2003 Honda motorcycle that was reported stolen in Cobb County at the end of August, had been stripped of its outer casing with several pieces missing, the warrant stated.

Sean McGivney of Kennesaw, who was allegedly at the scene, was charged with felony possession of methamphet-amine when officers reportedly found a glass pipe in his front pants pocket which they said contained a trace amount of a cloudy crystal substance residue “caused by heavy use,” according to the warrant.

Another 8.3 grams of meth, with 41 small plastic baggies and a digital scale, were also found at the scene, according to the warrant.

Charles Hadley of Marietta was charged with two felonies of theft of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance, and a charge of owning, operating or conducting a chop shop, and a felony count for removing a license plate to conceal vehicle identity.

He also faces four misdemeanors charges for alleged reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and fleeing or attempting to elude police. Hadley has not been released from the Cobb County jail.

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