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Major chop shop stopped
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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department busted a major auto theft and chop shop operation last week with the arrest of 33-year-old Jason Douglas Stembridge of Tisdale Drive, Smithville. Stembridge is accused of stealing automobiles, skid steers, four-wheelers, and gooseneck trailers in DeKalb and Warren counties for the intended purpose of either selling them outright or dismantling them to be sold as parts or scrap metal. He was arrested Tuesday after sheriff’s department detectives found the stolen vehicles and equipment at his home and other locations in the county.