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Mon August 25, 2014
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Homicide Probe Leads to Albuquerque Chop Shop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies say an Albuquerque man is facing charges of operating a chop shop where he sold off stolen car parts.

A judge ordered Jack McComas Jr. held Saturday on $15,000 bond. McComas faces six charges of receiving stolen property.

Authorities say investigators of a homicide went to a food equipment supply store in northwest Albuquerque in search of a truck involved in the crime.

They say they found the truck and questioned the store owner, McComas' father. The elder McComas allowed them to search a second property, where they discovered five stolen cars.

According to court documents, McComas admitted to deputies that he used the property to dismantle stolen cars and profit from selling them.

Authorities say the father is not facing charges at this time.