Former Havelock football standout facing more charges

Havelock police say a former standout high school athlete, who lost a major scholarship after a run-in with law enforcement, is in trouble again.

Michael Bowman, who on National Signing Day signed a letter of intent to play at Winston-Salem State next year, is charged with stealing items from a Walmart by shoving the merchandise through a hole in the garden center fence he made with bolt cutters.

Officers say around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Bowman made his way to the garden section of the Havelock Walmart with some bolt cutters and made a hole in the fence leading to the parking lot.

Police say Bowman then continued shopping inside the store.

He eventually returned to the garden section and pushed the items through the hole in the fence.

Police say the stolen items were loaded into a black vehicle later discovered to belong to the 19-year-old's mother.

After reviewing surveillance video, officers arrested Bowman and recovered bolt cutters, a leaf rake, a sound bar system and two air rifles he allegedly took from the store.

The teenager is charged with felony larceny, breaking and entering to commit felony larceny and injury to real property.

Bowman committed to the University of South Carolina back in March of 2014, but the school pulled their scholarship offer after the Havelock High School football player was charged with stealing iPads and iPods from an elementary school.