Police in Johnson Co. investigate local wrecker service for stolen cars
Police seized vehicles and other items from a Johnson County home as part of a criminal investigation into the homeowner's wrecker service. State police and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department are investigating allegations of stolen cars at Welch's Wrecker Service in Hager Hill. Police are not releasing many details, and no one is charged with anything right now. Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies say Marty Welch used a home on Middlefork Road for his wrecker service. Officers say they started investigating the business and owners two months ago. Last Thursday, police executed a search warrant and seized a 2008 Mustang, a 2008 GMC Yukon, several computers, and several other documents from the home. Welch had said he bought car parts on the internet and didn't know they were stolen.