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Bowles wanted in N.C. for robbery with a dangerous weapon

By Chris Sardelli

A man wanted in North Carolina for a robbery charge was arrested after local deputies found him in a Lancaster home earlier this month. 

Dennis Dewayne Bowles, 37, whose two listed addresses include 1501 Fleetwood Drive in Lancaster and one in Walkertown, N.C., was found and arrested April 9 after a 911 call led deputies to his local address, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

A dispatcher told deputies that someone had called to say that Bowles was inside the home and that he was wanted in Winston-Salem, N.C.

A deputy found Bowles at the home and, after checking his name through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, discovered he was wanted by the Winston-Salem Police Department on an outstanding charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon, the report said. 

He was immediately arrested. 

“It must’ve been an anonymous phone call that helped us find him, because the report doesn’t identify anybody as the complainant,” said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw. 

During a search of Bowles, deputies discovered a Marlboro cigarette pack in his front left pocket, the report said. As the deputy removed the pack, he noticed there were four marijuana cigarette roaches inside, the report said. 

The deputy then issued Bowles a ticket for simple possession of marijuana, the report said. 

He was later jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center. 

According to the S.C. Judicial Department online case database, on April 10 a magistrate court judge set a $620 personal recognizance bond for Bowles on the marijuana charge, which he posted the same day. 

The details of the robbery case were unknown Monday, April 28, and it was also unknown if Bowles was transferred into the custody of Winston-Salem authorities. 


Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416