Couple Caught In Dodge Charger Wearing Stolen Parts

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Unfortunately, part of what drives the demand for stolen cars is people who buy parts which obviously don’t belong to the sellers. If you’ve wondered who buys stolen parts, well sadly the truth is a lot of people do. But a couple was recently busted by police in Memphis, Tennessee in a Dodge Charger with parts from at least two different stolen Mopars on it.

Watch a stolen Dodge Challenger get pitted at 114 mph.

Back in early February, police pulled over the Charger with Courtney Latrice Jefferson and Tadarius Guyton inside, reports WREG. Jefferson produced a title for the officer, which had her listed as the owner of the Dodge, but police say it was a forgery.

Guyton was arrested for drug charges and the Charger was towed. While it was in the impound lot, members of the Auto Theft Task Force showed up and went over the Mopar. That’s when they were able to identify parts stripped off two stolen Dodges.

One was a 2016 Charger stolen in November 2023. The other was a 2019 Challenger taken in August 2023 with the transmission only recovered at a chop shop in December 2023. It’s pretty obvious both muscle cars were taken to chop shops, stripped, and the different components sold to whomever.

We’ve seen a number of listings on Facebook Marketplace and elsewhere for parts and even whole vehicles which are suspicious, to say the least. The asking prices are unbelievably low, the story about why the stuff is being sold is dubious, and yet some enthusiasts gladly snatch these up.

If you’re getting a deal on stolen parts, and you are pretty sure that’s why they’re so cheap, you’re actually part of the car theft problem. In a roundabout way you’re profiting off crime and that’s just plain wrong.

Don’t buy stolen parts or cars. It’s usually easy to tell what you’re dealing with, if you want to open your eyes and see.

For now, Jefferson is sitting in jail while Guyton is still incarcerated. But there are plenty more people out there buying stolen car parts.

Image via Shelby County Sheriff’s Office/WREG

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Steven Symes

Steven Symes is an accomplished automotive journalist with a passion for all things related to cars. His extensive knowledge and love for the automotive world shine through in his writing, which covers a diverse range of topics.

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