Chop Shop Operation Nets Jail Time
|By Liz Zemba, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
A fifth man is to be sentenced in September while the business owner, identified by police as
In criminal complaints, state police said Ritenour, 39, conspired with
Police said the stolen triaxle was taken
The parts, according to court records, were to be used to rebuild another stolen truck at the business. The second stolen truck, police said, was a 1998 triaxle.
Police said that in addition to the two stolen trucks and tires, they found at Ritenour's business a triaxle engine removed from a 1992 truck tractor reported stolen from
Police said Ritenour gave Stark Sr.
Ritenour, Scott and Bowers pleaded guilty to participating in a chop shop and related charges. The Starks pleaded guilty to theft and related charges. Scott had a charge of flight to avoid apprehension added for absconding to
All four defendants who have been sentenced were ordered to make
Bowers' sentencing will be at
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