CONYERS, GA–Travis Ramon Hamilton, who was identified as the person responsible for operating a stolen vehicles “chop shop” at his Conyers residence, has surrendered, the Rockdale Sheriff’s Office said today (May 27). The Sheriff’s Office had put out a Wanted alert for Hamilton on May 17.
Hamilton, 33, turned himself in to the Rockdale County Jail on May 26 at 10:15 p.m., authorities said. He is being charged with operating a chop shop and several counts of theft by receiving stolen property.
Deputies discovered the chop shop on April 4 after responding to a GPS ping alert of a stolen 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat in the area of 3498 Deer Hollow Run. When deputies arrived, they found no such address but observed two vehicles hurriedly leaving a house at 3421 Deer Hollow Run, the Sheriff’s Office said. When units attempted to make contact at the residence, they found a Black Dodge Charger sitting in the front driveway with its door open. While checking the home’s perimeter, deputies found the stolen 2016 Dodge Challenger sitting under the back deck along with another Dodge Charger Hellcat. The Rockdale Criminal Investigation Unit was contacted and executed a search warrant on the residence and discovered an illegal chop shop operation, the Sheriff’s Office said.
This case is still ongoing and active, the Sheriff’s Office said