UPDATE: The third suspect wanted in connection with a 'chop shop' in Dade County has been arrested.

The Dade County Sheriff's Office said Steven D. Wooten is now in custody.

He faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property and owning, operating and conducting a chop shop.

PREVIOUS STORY: A 'chop shop' was found in Dade County Thursday, and two men were arrested. One suspect remains on the loose.

Dade County Deputies were dispatched to Porter Road investigate a vehicle being 'cut up,' according to a news release. 

When deputies arrived, they were told that two suspects were seen running from the property just before they arrived

Two stolen vehicles were found at the location and recovered, as well as a stolen camper and several cutting tools/torches.

One suspect was arrested on scene for a warrant out of Trenton PD, and giving officers a false name and/or date of birth.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the home on the property, where they found an illegal firearm and illegal drugs.

Arrested and charged were:

  • Jeremiah L. Dalton, 38, Flat Rock, AL
  • Giving False Name and/or DOB to Law Enforcement
  • Warrant through Trenton PD


  • Charles A, Gass, 36, Trenton, GA
  • Tampering with Evidence
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects
  • Owning, Operating, or Conducting a Chop Shop (warrant)

A third suspect is not in custody. Deputies obtained a warrant for:

  • Steven D Wooten, 35, Trenton, GA
  • Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
  • Owning, Operating, or Conducting a Chop Shop