Oct. 3, 2022—Five people have been charged in connection with catalytic converter thefts at the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Vance, Alabama, that took place last year.
According to WVUA 23, suspects could be seen loading barrels filled with nearly 300 catalytic converters into their work trucks on surveillance camera. Three of the people arrested in this case were employed by a contracting company that had access to the plant.
WVUA 23 reported that Timmy Norris, Larry Jenkins and Darius Woods were some of the men arrested. The catalytic converters were taken to a junkyard in Abernant, Alabama, by the men and sold to owner Terry Kimbrell. Investigators believe that Kimbrell then moved the car parts to Cyrus Fannin, a catalytic converter dealer. All five men have been charged with felonies, and they have also now been released from jail on bond.