Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hawkins County Chop Shop Raided
Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says he believes his officers have stopped a business being used as a decoy for criminal activity. Lawson says Gary Raymond Mirkos, Suzanne Sibley Hoffman, Mark Anthony Ramierz, and Randy James Wilson are now facing charges. According the sheriff, customers were likely coming and going, never knowing criminal activity was allegedly happening behind the scenes, and that could have been very dangerous. Lawson says he believes the business had all the makings for a chop shop. They also found guns and drugs in the rented building. Two of the suspects arrested are wanted fugitives from other states.