Police link vehicle at suspected ‘chop shop’ to attempted murder

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An SUV recovered by Las Vegas constabulary astatine a suspected “chop shop” has been linked to a hit-and-run clang successful which a antheral was deliberately tally implicit successful July, authorities said.

Court and constabulary records amusement that Cody Wardlaw, 29, of Las Vegas has since been charged with attempted execution with a deadly limb successful the July 7 clang adjacent Vegas Valley Drive and South Lamb Boulevard.

Police said successful an apprehension study for Wardlaw that they were called to the country aboriginal that greeting aft a antheral was tally implicit by an SUV, forcing him into a ceramic partition that was besides knocked down. The antheral suffered life-threatening injuries but survived.

The unfortunate aboriginal told constabulary that helium had been walking successful the country of his ex-girlfriend’s location erstwhile 2 SUVs started pursuing him. One past approached astatine a precocious complaint of velocity and “swerved straight astatine him,” striking him. He identified 1 of the drivers arsenic Wardlaw, who is the member of his ex-girlfriend, constabulary said.

A small much than a week later, a Las Vegas constabulary investigative squad liable for stolen car investigations reported uncovering a 2001 GMC Yukon adjacent East Desert Inn Road and Mountain Vista Street.

The officers said they were investigating a suspected chop store astatine the time. Police said they noticed that the SUV was successful the process of being painted achromatic and had a damaged beforehand fender and beforehand hood. Police past checked the impermanent registration tag connected the conveyance and recovered that it was registered to Wardlaw, who was being sought successful the hit-and-run from July 7.

Police obtained video surveillance showing the SUV arriving astatine the suspected chop store soon aft the crash. A unit past was observed moving connected the vehicle.

Wardlaw was arrested by Las Vegas constabulary July 26. His defence lawyer could not instantly beryllium reached for remark Tuesday morning. He is scheduled for a preliminary proceeding successful Las Vegas Justice Court connected Aug. 16.

Contact Glenn Puit by email astatine gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ connected Twitter.

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