Statesville PD says Wilkes arrest has local relevance

  

Bradley Bowman – Picture courtesy of the Statesville Police Department

PRESS RELEASE

Neighboring law enforcement officials in Wilkes County worked with the Statesville Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation to apprehend Bradley Tyrone Bowman, 33, on an outstanding warrant for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bowman was arrested Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, without incident by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office. His current address is Yadkinville, but he is previously from Statesville.

This case is important to Statesville, explained Statesville Police Chief Joe Barone, even though he is unable to divulge details. “I can say that this arrest is a result of our successful collaboration with surrounding jurisdictions to identify related cases and individuals.”

Bowman had been evading arrest on the weapons charge and the partnership with Wilkes County made a difference, continued Barone. “We greatly appreciate the involvement of the Sheriff’s office in Wilkes County and congratulate them on making this arrest.”

In announcing the arrest, Wilkes County Chief Deputy David Carson stated, “The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office is always willing to assist in this type of cooperative enforcement action.”

Barone told City Council last week that the Violent Crime Collaborative will be operating in Statesville for the foreseeable future. Surrounding law enforcement agencies from Wilkes, Davie and Rowan Counties are also a part of this effort to reduce crime in the region.

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