What Maj. Andy Shock of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office said appeared to be a vehicle parts "theft ring" was uncovered in Greenbrier on Monday afternoon.
The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Greenbrier Police Department and Metro SWAT Team, executed search warrants at 21 Blair Road (just east of Greenbrier) and 16 Bandy Cove (a few miles northeast of Greenbrier).
Authorities served the first warrant at Blair Road at about 3:45 p.m., finding no one home but recovering what Shock said were about $1,000 worth of suspected stolen vehicle parts. At about 4:15 p.m., the second warrant was served at the Bandy Cove address, where Marie Carol Rogoff, 46, of 16 Bandy Cove was located and arrested without incident after authorities found suspected marijuana and methamphetamine at the residence, as well as five rifles and one handgun. At this address were also found about $4,000 worth of stolen vehicle parts, according to Shock.
Later Tuesday evening, 51-year-old Darrell Alan Woods, also of 16 Bandy Cove, arrived at the scene and was arrested. Shock said it was his understanding that Woods arrived with the intention of turning himself in.
Both Woods and Rogoff were being held at the Faulkner County Detention Center on suspicion of crimes simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms. As both are convicted felons, both may also be charged with possession of firearms by a felon.
Woods was also being held on suspicion of theft by receiving in relation to the vehicle parts.
Also arriving on the scene while the Bandy Road property was being searched was a woman identified as 29-year-old Tina Marie Boone, Woods’ daughter.
Shock said that Boone arrested for an unrelated hot check warrant but was not a subject of the investigation that led to Monday’s search warrants.
Shock said an investigation into a number of motor vehicle theft and VIN tampering incidents in Faulkner, White and Cleburne counties has been ongoing for about five months, and that Monday’s warrants recovered evidence that gives investigators more leads to follow.
"We’ve got enough to attain warrants on several people now, but we are getting our investigation lined up like we need to be," Shock said.
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