Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) spokeswoman B.J. Williams said today Gwinnett County authorities arrested Henry Parker Whitley on Hall County warrants not long after the warrants were issued. He was returned to Gainesville Monday and booked into the Hall County Jail.
Whitley was implicated in the chop shop operation in June 2022 and also faces a number of other charges.
EARLIER STORY – THIS IS THE NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY HCSO IN JUNE 2022:
“A suspect remains on the run in connection with the discovery of a chop shop in
northeastern Hall County earlier this week.
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, contacted the Hall County
Sheriff’s Office about a motorcycle driver who fled from an attempted traffic stop on SR 365
the night before. They believed the suspect, identified as Henry Parker Whitley, 31, was at
a residence on Tribble Gap Road, located in Hall County just inside the Habersham County
When deputies approached the residence Tuesday afternoon, they found Whitley at the
scene, but he fled and eluded capture.
Hall County investigators obtained search warrants and found evidence of a chop shop on
the property, including a U-Haul truck, a Kubota tractor, a Bobcat excavator and several
utility trailers – all believed to be stolen. In addition, investigators located 1.5 lbs. of crystal
methamphetamine, 17 grams of heroin and drug paraphernalia at the residence. They also
confiscated $55,855 in U.S. currency, three rifles and a large amount of ammunition.
One suspect, Faith Nicole Vickers, 24, of Oakwood was arrested at the scene and charged
with trafficking methamphetamine.
Felony warrants have been issued for Whitley’s arrest for trafficking methamphetamine,
trafficking heroin, chop shop violation, tampering with evidence and possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.”