NC high school football star accused of stealing from elementary school

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HAVELOCK, N.C. — A highly-recruited North Carolina high school football star is accused of stealing electronics from an elementary school. reported that Michael James Bowman, 18, was arrested Friday after he allegedly stole 16 iPads and iPods from Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School.

Police said the crimes happened between June 9 and July 16 in Havelock. The suspect was reportedly employed by a private company contracted to clean the school.

Bowman is a star wide receiver for the Havelock Rams and did not play in the team’s game against New Bern on Friday. New Bern won 25-21.

Bowman is verbally committed to play at the University of South Carolina, according to

The suspect has been charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor larceny.

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