Chop Shop in Mars Hill

The Madison County Sheriff’s office said deputies have arrested four men after receiving reports they there were taking in stolen property, chopping cars and selling drugs.

Detectives located stolen property from thefts that had occurred in Madison, Buncombe, and Haywood County. Detectives also recovered a stolen motor vehicle from Haywood County that was in the process of being chopped up and sold.

Deputies think the men were trading methamphetamine for stolen items. Those arrested include, Kevin L. Manning, Shad Anthony Tesner, Christian Anthony Evans and Corey Scott Alford. There are multiple charges from possession of drugs to larceny after breaking and entering.

The investigation is ongoing and officials said more arrests are expected.

Christian Evans

Corey Alford

Kevin Manning

Shad Tesner