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Four arrested after chop shop bust, sheriff’s office says

Hernando Today staff report

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BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County Sheriff’s Office detectives and deputies arrested three men and a woman Wednesday after finding two stolen vehicles at 11853 Broad Street in Brooksville.

Local deputies were working with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office to recover a stolen Ford F-250 behind the home, as well as a Lexus reported stolen out of Orange County.

When detectives made contact with George Susick and Tammy Jo Elliott, they said they knew the truck was stolen and were trying to sell it, deputies said.

After an interview, both Susick and Elliott were arrested, and a search warrant was served on multiple buildings on the property.

Law enforcement recovered methamphetamine, ammunition and drug paraphernalia, according to a press release.

Susick, 24, was arrested on charges of possession of ammunition by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, conspiracy, two counts of grand theft and operation a chop shop. Bail had not been set.

Elliott, 28, was arrested on the same charges as Susick, save the ammunition possession charge, and was being held on no bail.

Also arrested were Daniel Gonzalez, 28, on charges of failure to appear and providing a false name to law enforcement. Bail had not been set. Richard Hickey, 42, was arrested on charges of a violation of probation warrant, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia. He was being held on no bail.

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