Tobaccoville man charged in stolen vehicle case


A Tobaccoville man was arrested on July 5 in Yadkin County for allegedly being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

According to a report from the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, Bradford Wayne McGowan, 41, was charged with one count of felony possess stolen motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of alcoholic beverage or drugs on county property.

According to the report, deputies were on routine patrol at the Donnaha Park river access in East Bend on July 5 when they observed McGowan with an open container of alcohol in the county park. After checking the vehicle information and finding it stolen from another county, the deputy arrested McGowan for the above charges.

McGowan was given a $7,500 secured bond with a court date of July 22.

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