Memphis police find evidence of three crimes in one bust - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis police find evidence of three crimes in one bust

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis police say they found an auto chop shop, stolen furniture and evidence of dogfighting when they raided a salvage yard.

Police say they got a tip that First Enterprise Auto Sales and Service was stripping stolen vehicles and putting the engines and transmissions in other cars.

When police raided the business, they charged owner Charles Gilland with auto theft, violating chop shop laws, cruelty to animals and altering serial numbers.

Investigators say they also found more than three-thousand dollars worth of furniture taken from a furniture retailer and a credit card taken from a stolen vehicle.

Police found two pit bull dogs inside the building. Neither had food or water.

When animal control officers came to get the dogs, they found evidence part of the business had been used as a dogfighting ring.

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