Monday, October 22, 2012

Chop Shop Trial Begins

{Paintsville, Kentucky}...The trial for Marty and Madeline Welch and their 22 year old son Ian Welch, of Hager Hill, began Monday. The Johnson County family, which is accused of using their wrecker service as a chop shop between June 2008 and January 2012, faces dozens of charges including theft, trafficking stolen vehicles and fraud. In January, police raided their business and seized suspected stolen cars, documents and computers. Marty Welch said he bought car parts on the Internet and didn't know they might be stolen.