ROME, N.Y. – State police have made a second arrest in connection with cases of stolen car parts in Rome.
Colton L. Shaffer, 21, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 25, and charged with auto stripping, criminal mischief and grand larceny for allegedly damaging vehicles and stealing catalytic converters for scrap. Police say Shaffer worked with Richard D. Tennant Jr., 26, who was arrested on Jan. 17 and is facing similar charges.
Schaffer was also charged with burglary for allegedly entering a barn and stealing catalytic converters from several vehicles. Police say he then sold the converters to a business in Marcy.
Shaffer was arraigned in the Oneida County Centralized Arraignment Court and was remanded to the Oneida County Jail on $5,000 bail. He is scheduled to return to the city of Rome court on a later date.