Stolen motorcycle leads to discovery of chop shop, 5 arrests
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. —
A stolen motorcycle from Florida led Jefferson County deputies to five arrests and the discovery of a chop shop in Birmingham.
The sheriff's office was contacted by Lynn Haven Police out of Florida regarding a stolen motorcycle they suspected was in Center Point. The motorcycle was stolen on June 7, but was equipped with a GPS tracking device showing the vehicle was on Shadow Wood Circle. Deputies located the motorcycle and arrested two men alleged to be involved in the theft.
The two men told deputies another motorcycle was stolen out of a Florida at the same time and was taken to a chop shop on 11th Avenue South in Birmingham. Deputies recovered the second stolen motorcycle inside an open bay door at the location given, and while deputies were there a man arrived on another motorcycle whose VIN had been altered.
Two additional motorcycles were recovered from the chop shop. In total, five motorcycles were recovered and five men were arrested.
The men arrested and there charges are listed below:
Antonio Fields, 28, faces charges of receiving stolen property and failure to appear in court. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.
Denaris Davis, 27, faces charges of receiving stolen property and operating a vehicle theft facility. He has posted $30,000 bond.
Torin Brundidge, 23, is charged with falsifying a vehicle identification number. He posted $2,500 bond.
Biltulfo Medina Gomez, 24, is charged with receiving stolen property and being a fugitive from justice out of Florida. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond.
Christopher Garcia, 24, is charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on $15,000 at the Jefferson County Jail.