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Stolen property tracked via GPS to Courtland man’s property

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-10 11:59:45-05

Southampton County, Va. – A 53-year-old Courtland man was arrested Monday after stolen property was traced to his property via GPS tracking.

The Southampton County Sheriffs’ Office served a search warrant at the home of John Wayne Fowler Sr in the 14000 block of Plank Road on Monday.

Investigators working with the Hertford County NC Sheriff’s Office had received a GPS tracking signal at the property on construction equipment that had been stolen from Hertford County.

That piece of a equipment, a 2012 Kubota ATV with a dump body, was found on the property, as well as other stolen property, which included: a Hutchins 5 ton trailer ;Case 95XT Skid Steer Loader; Currahee  Trailer; (2) Large Better Built Job Tool Boxes with tools; Miller 400D welder;(2) green welding carts; Acetylene regulator; Oxygen regulator; cutting torch head and hose; (2) buckets of wrenches and sockets(Pittsburgh Brand) and a Dewalt drill.

All the recovered items were from Hertford and Northampton Counties in North Carolina, Henrico County and Colonial Heights.

Fowler was charged with Possession of Stolen Property related to the piece of equipment reported stolen in Hertford.