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Update: Hampton Man Arrested after the Execution of a Search Warrant

Date of News Release: 02/06/2013

(Hampton, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police (KSP) continues to investigate the chop shop operation that was raided on 01/31/2013 (listed below). As a result, KSP charged Joseph Shane Robinson (38) of Hampton, KY with the following additional offenses today, listed below:

(5) Receiving Stolen Property-Under $10,000, Class D Felony (enclosed trailer)
(6) Obscuring the Identity of a Machine-Under $10,000, Class D Felony (utility trailer)
(7) Receiving Stolen Property-Over $10,000, Class C Felonies (Harley Davidson motorcycles) 3 COUNTS
(8) Criminal Mischief – First Degree, Class D Felonies 5 COUNTS

In total this investigation has led to the recovery of five (5) stolen Harley Davidson motorcycles and Harley Davidson motorcycle parts, from four (4) states. It has also resulted in charges related to three (3) stolen trailers, and the recovery of two (2) reported stolen trailers, in addition to the furniture and electronics listed below.

The investigation is continuing is continuing by KSP, and more arrests may be pending. Robinson remains lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Original News Release Below:


Hampton Man Arrested after the Execution of a Search Warrant

Date of News Release: 01/31/2013

(Hampton, KY) -- On this date, a multi-agency law enforcement investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at a rural, northern Livingston County home and farm property. Troopers and detectives with the Kentucky State Police, along with deputies from the Livingston, Lyon and Crittenden County Sheriff's Departments executed a search warrant on Duley Road, near Hampton, KY.

Police discovered a significant amount of property that had been reported stolen to several other law enforcement agencies. Troopers discovered a suspected "chop shop operation" with two stolen Harley Davidson motorcycles being recovered, one that was reported stolen to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, and one that was reported stolen in the state of Ohio. Troopers also recovered numerous other motorcycle parts believed to have been removed from other stolen motorcycles.

In addition, Troopers recovered an enclosed trailer that was reported stolen to the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department. Also recovered were items stolen (furnishings & electronics) in a November theft in Kuttawa that had been reported to the Lyon County Sheriff's Department.

Joseph Shane Robinson (38) of Hampton was arrested and charged with the following felony offenses:

(1)Receiving Stolen Property-Over $500
(2)Receiving Stolen Property-Over $500
(3) Receiving Stolen Property-Under $10,000
(4) Receiving Stolen Property-Over $10,000

Robinson was lodged in the McCracken County Jail. No bond has been set at this time. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.


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