South Carolina wide receiver commitment Michael Bowman was arrested by the Havelock Police Department on Friday and charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor larceny. The charges stem from the disappearance of several Apple™ products from the grounds of Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School, where Bowman was employed over the summer.
Police said Bowman is accused of stealing 16 iPads and iPods from Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School at 200 Educational Lane in Havelock ... Police said the thefts occurred between June 9 and July 16 while Bowman was employed by a private company contracted to clean the school.
Bowman allegedly stole six iPads and two iPods belonging to the school, and eight other iPods belonging to a school employee, said investigators.
Bowman is charged with 16 counts of misdemeanor larceny, Havelock Police said.
While everyone arrested in the United States of America is innocent until proven guilty, this news does not bode well for Bowman's continued involvement with the South Carolina football program. Currently, the three-star prospect and No. 72 wide receiver in the 2015 class is one of four pass-catchers committed to the Gamecocks. (Jalen Christian, Dexter Neal, and Jerad Washington are the others.)
Bowman committed to South Carolina on March 20 during a ceremony at Havelock (N.C.) High School. Here's a video of Michael and younger brother Kyrin in happier, slightly-less-arrested times: