Man sentenced 16 years for 'chop shop' operation

Joseph "Shane" Robinson (Source: McCracken County Jail)
Joseph "Shane" Robinson (Source: McCracken County Jail)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A western Kentucky man was sentenced in Livingston Circuit Court Wednesday after being convicted of offenses related to a chop shop operation.

Joseph 'Shane' Robinson, 38, of Hampton, Kentucky, was charged with:

• receiving stolen property – under $10,000 (multiple counts)

• receiving stolen property – over $10,000 (multiple counts)

• criminal mischief in the first degree (multiple counts)

• obscuring the identify of a machine

• trafficking in stolen vehicles or stolen vehicle parts

Kentucky State Police and area officers found the operation after the agencies issued a search warrant at his home on January 31.

The stolen property found in Robinson's possession was from reported thefts/burglaries in Lyon County, Crittenden County, Marshall County, as well as thefts in the states of Ohio and Tennessee.

Robinson was sentenced by Livingston Circuit Court Judge C.A. Woodall to sixteen 16 years in state prison.

At the time of the offenses, Robinson was a member and officer of the local chapter of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club, a criminal group as recognized by the United States Department of Justice.

The investigation was conducted by Kentucky State Police.

Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Lyon County Sheriff's Department, Livingston County Sheriff's Department and Crittenden County Sheriff's Department.

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