Property recovered in SoCo arrest

Published 10:48 am Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Courtland man was charged on Monday with possession of stolen property, according to Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

John Wayne Fowler

John Wayne Fowler

John Wayne Fowler, 53, who lives in the 14000 block of Plank Road, had his property searched when a GPS tracking signal on construction equipment, which was stolen that day, led investigators to Fowler’s residence. The Southampton office worked with the sheriff’s in Hertford County on the case.

With a search warrant in hand, they found the 2012 Kubota ATV with a dump body. But other property reported stolen was also recovered: a Hutchins five-ton trailer; a Case 95XT Skid Steer Loader; a Currahee Trailer; two Large Better Built Job Tool Boxes with tools; a Miller 400D welder; two green welding carts; an acetylene regulator; an oxygen regulator; a cutting torch head and hose; two buckets of wrenches and sockets (Pittsburgh Brand); and a Dewalt drill.

Drewery stated that property was recovered from Hertford and Northampton counties in North Carolina; Henrico County and Colonial Heights in Virginia.

Fowler was arrested and bonded on Monday.