Springs businessman concerned about impact of human trafficking case

Glenn Covert now owns building formerly occupied by suspect

Springs Businessman Fears Impact From Trafficking Case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The owner of an auto body repair shop in Colorado Springs said he doesn't want his customers to think he has any connection to the current human trafficking case.

Glenn Covert said he has owned Arthur's Auto Collision & Paint since he bought the building in 2005.  The business is located at 4635 Park Vista Boulevard.

However, state property records still name Covie King, one of three suspects arrested, as operating a business at 4645-B Park Vista, on the opposite side of Covert's shop.

Covert contacted KRDO NewsChannel 13 on Sunday to explain that both addresses are part of his shop.  The shop was closed when a news crew visited on Saturday and there was no sign showing that both addresses were part of the auto shop.

"I've never had a dealings with (the suspects) at all," Covert said at his shop Sunday.  "Never met them.  I don't know why (King) is still listed on the records."

Covert said he has posted a note outside his shop, explaining the situation to his customers. 

"We started getting phone calls (asking) what's going on at our building," he said. "So we want to clear the air.  There's no association with Arthur's and any past history (that's) associated to the building."

In fact, Covert said he donates to Sarah's Home, a Colorado Springs agency that helps underage girls get out of human trafficking.

State records also list the three suspects as operating spas or massage parlors at three locations in Colorado Springs and one location in Pueblo.

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