Advance man arrested with stolen lawnmowers

Published 9:30 am Thursday, September 15, 2016

An Advance man was arrested last week after sheriff’s investigators found lawnmowers at his home and business that had been reported stolen in Iredell County.

Brian Bowles, 52, of Brentwood Drive, was charged with  possession of stolen goods. He was taken into custody by the Davie County Sheriff’s Department in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

According to Davie Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman, Iredell County investigators identified Johnny Sheets of Mocksville after viewing video surveillance of a business on Hwy. 115 in Statesville when four lawnmowers – two push and two zero turn – were stolen.

That investigation led them to Bowles, and one lawnmower was found at his Mocksville service station and a mower and trailer that had been reported stolen were found at his residence, Hartman said.