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Man Charged With Felony For Alleged Chop Shop Activity
Todd Allen Lail
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Man Charged With Felony For Alleged Chop Shop Activity

56-year-old Todd Allen Lail of Maiden was arrested by Catawba County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with chop shop activity, a Class G Felony.

In early April, 2022, investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received information concerning a location on Providence Mill Road in Maiden, where suspected stolen catalytic converters were being purchased. This information led to investigators executing a search warrant at the Providence Mill Road location on April 26.

While at that address, investigators interacted with Todd Allen Lail who was found to be in possession of 47 Catalytic Converters. These items have an estimated scrap metal value of $40,000. They were seized by investigators along with other items and documents showing evidence of transactions involving converter purchases.

Catalytic converters seized by Catawba County Sheriff’s Office on Providence Mill Road
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff’s Office

Lail was arrested and he received a $15,000 unsecured bond. He is not listed as an inmate in Catawba County. A first appearance in Catawba County District Court was scheduled today (May 23). This investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.