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Arrests made in Maiden school thefts

Carpenter, Rowe

Carpenter, Rowe

ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer

Maiden police officers have recovered several iPads that were stolen from Maiden Elementary school on Aug. 21.
Three teens broke into the Media Center of the school during the overnight hours and stole an undisclosed number of Apple iPads that belonged to the school and were in the process of being set up for the new school year, officers said.
After recovering several of the iPads on Saturday, Maiden Police arrested Dakota Edward Rowe, 18, of North Fourth Avenue in Maiden and James David Carpenter, 17, of High Ridge Circle in Maiden.
A third suspect in the case is a juvenile, but all are being charged with felony possession of stolen goods. Rowe and Carpenter were taken to the Catawba County
Detention Center and were released on unsecured bonds.
Rowe was given and unsecured bond of $6,000 and Carpenter was given a bond amount of $4,000.
Officers are still working to recover iPads that remain missing and the investigation is ongoing. More charges are anticipated, officers said.

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