School board candidate says he caught current board member on camera taking campaign signs

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- You’ll find political signs all over Davidson County, but not many for Ryan Davis.

“It was the day of closing and I ran down there and filed,” said Davis, as he reflected back months prior.

He is running for a spot on the Davidson County School Board.

"I had a lot of people start contacting me saying you know you bring up a lot of good points,” Davis said.

Since he threw his hat in the ring, he says he put up signs all over the corner of Disher and Clodfelter Road. However, now his signs are gone.

"It's about 200 signs total in the north Davidson area,” he said.

After the initial frustration, he turned to a deer camera in which he placed near the wooded area at that corner.

"So I went up there Monday and rode around and I had to find that perfect area to where I could set the camera up on Clodfelter Road,” Davis explained.

The camera captured both pictures and videos of a familiar face taking his signs along with the getaway truck too.

"We are coming back to go back home and we see a vehicle doing a U-turn,” Davis said.

He says the familiar face is current school board member Neal Motsinger, whom he is not running against.

"[We] follow him down to his house and pull into the driveway,” Davis went on to say.

The video shows a brief verbal confrontation between Davis, another person with Davis and Motsinger.

Motsinger didn't return our calls, but Davis says he is now focused again on winning his election.

"If I win and we have to work together my thing is, is that I’m there for the schools,” he said.

According to the District Attorney's Office, the State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the situation then will turn over its findings to the District Attorney.

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