“Chop Shop” suspect, Eric Lambert, in custody following police presence on Washington Street

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - According to Huntsville Police, "Chop Shop" suspect Eric Lambert is in custody. Police say he was arrested without incident on Tuesday evening.

Tips from informants helped track Lambert down.

Lambert was located in a back room of a building on Washington Street, police say they found him on a shelf. He did not resist and is on his way to jail.

Officers evacuated surrounding buildings and shut traffic down in the area as a precaution.

Several police cars were at a paint and body shop on Washington Street for about two hours, between Oakwood Avenue and Max Luther Drive earlier Tuesday afternoon.

The body shop is located next to Whiplash Kustoms, whose owner, Eric Lambert is suspected of running a "Chop Shop." Investigators say they recovered several stolen motorcycles there, plus a Ford Mustang stolen from Georgia and a Dodge Ram recently stolen in Huntsville.

Eric Shea Lambert (Image: Huntsville Police Department)

Eric Shea Lambert (Image: Huntsville Police Department)

Lambert was wanted on two felony charges of receiving stolen property and one felony charge of receiving a stolen auto.

Police say they hope to revoke Whiplash Kustoms' business license in the coming days.

Stay with WHNT News 19 on the air, online and on social media as we continue to gather more details.

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