“No record exists,’ says DA’s office as victims look for answers in alleged auto part theft

Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 10:29 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 2:48 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Victims are reaching out to 11 News for answers after learning records no longer exist in their case.

Court records, which now appear to be sealed, accuse Shane Leonard of stealing over $100,000 worth of auto parts from several people. Our previous coverage can be found here.

Victims tell 11 News they discovered their cars outside of SL Performance Boxer Engines on March 7- many missing engines and stripped of other parts. An arrest warrant for Leonard was signed on Nov. 11 and police say he was arrested on Dec. 19.

Victims say they looked forward to seeing Leonard in court, but are now being told there is no case and there are no records. 11 News is working to learn in the charges were dropped and the case dismissed.

The 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office provided this graphic for clarification on why “No records exist:”

No record exists graphic.
No record exists graphic.(4th Judicial District Attorney's Office)