Sumter police arrested one man and are looking for another after discovering what appears to be a chop shop operation in Sumter.
Tonyia McGirt, a department spokeswoman, said Sumter police responded to 100 East Moore Street in Sumter regarding a stolen vehicle call at 4 p.m. on March 13 w. When they arrived, they found 23-year-old Londos Walter Scott along the vehicle, another SUV and vehicle parts in an operation that had the manner typical of a chop shop.
McGirt said police also discovered about 9 grams of marijuana in one of the vehicles.
Scott was arrested at the scene and charged with chop shop, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of marijuana.
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Police are trying to locate 29-year-old Jonathan Williams in connection to the chop shop operation. McGirt said Williams is facing charges of chop shop, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools.
Anyone with information regarding Williams’ whereabouts is asked to call the Sumter Police Department at (803) 436-2700. Information can also be given anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1 (888)-CRIME-SC.