BOONVILLE — On Aug. 6, deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Gilbert Thomas Howell, 34, of Boonville, with one felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one felony count of obtain property by false pretenses.
On July 22, the victim contacted the sheriff’s office regarding a vehicle he was selling to the alleged offender that was found at a local recycling business to be crushed for scrap metal. The victim sold the vehicle to the offender in the winter and the offender was still making payments on it.
The scrap metal business did not require a title, because the vehicle was a later model. Howell was given an unsecured $5,000 bond with a trial date on Aug. 13.