UPDATE: More individuals arrested in chop shop ring

Three other individuals have been arrested for their involvement in a stolen car ring. According to arrest reports, 63 year old Richard Gerald Haney of a Frances Drive address was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a charge of theft by receiving stolen property. After posting bond early Wednesday, authorities re-arrested him on a new charge of operating a chop shop. Additionally, Haney’s son, 40 year old Richard Todd Haney of a Mountain View Dr. address, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on charges of possession of a vehicle with an altered identification number. Another man, 35 year old Joey David Hughes of a Kimwood Drive address in Cedartown was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon a faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property and operating a chop shop. He was later released on bond. These arrests are just the latest in a sweep of Polk County auto shops conducted by the Northwest Georgia Criminal Enterprise Task Force resulting in over a year investigation. Three former law enforcement officers were arrested Tuesday and included Polk County police officer Mark Sparks and former Polk County Sheriff’s deputies Michael Robinson and Kenneth Gravett. Sparks is facing charges of violation of Oath of Office, Obstruction, and Theft by Receiving (motor vehicle); while Robison is charged by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms with Federal weapons violations, along with Former Deputy Kenneth Gravett who faces insurance fraud. Marvin Cheatwood, Bradley Miller, John Summerville, Sr., Margie Fields and Alan Camp were also arrested and charged in connection with the ring. Officials said the investigation is ongoing and more than 30 people face charges in the case.