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Grand larceny case may lead to other charges

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By Staff Reports

HILLSVILLE — Solving the grand larceny of a 1993 Ford Fiesta might also lead to other crimes being resolved, according to the Hillsville police chief.

After an investigation, town Investigator Alan Gravley charged a 28-year-old  Woodlawn man with the Nov. 16 theft of the Ford that belongs to Nelson Crowder, Police Chief Greg Bolen said.
Police shared information about the stolen vehicle on the department’s Facebook page, which lead to several tips coming in from the social media website and in person.
Gravley followed those leads to charge Roger Dean Bowen Jr. with grand larceny, theft of an automobile.
The Fiesta was recovered on Dugspur Road in the Laurel Fork section of Carroll County. Bolen reported minor damage. Parts of the car had been painted black.
Gravley conducted several interviews and some more work may lead to breaks in other incidents and recovery of other stolen merchandise, the chief said.