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Man accused of stealing, pawning lawn equipment from mother, again

Authorities are looking for a Rowan County man who broke into his mother’s utility trailer, stole lawn equipment and sold the items to area pawn shops.
Rowan County Sheriff’s officials say this is not the first time Bryan Williams Gibson, 29, has been accused of taking items from his mother. She says earlier this month he took a hedge trimmer, leaf blower, utility trailer, pressure washer and also her flat screen television. He’s taken and pawned the same hedge trimmer before, his mother told investigators.
Gibson was released from prison more than a year ago, convicted in August 2012 of breaking into a number of churches in the southern part of the county.
The most recent thefts occurred between June 6 and 9, officials said.
The mother noticed her TV was missing June 9 and began checking inside and outside her Hidden Circle home. She saw the trailer, which was parked underneath her carport, was gone, along with its contents. She said her son had an addiction problem, said Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford.
She tried to reach him by phone, but was unsuccessful. Late last week, law enforcement found where the items had been pawned using a computer software. Sifford said the items were sold to Jewelry & Loan Co., Kwick Kash Pawn and Reid’s Pawn Shop, all of which are in Kannapolis.
Investigators plan to charge Gibson with felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, six counts of felony obtaining property by false pretenses.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Bryan Williams Gibson is asked to contact Rowan Sheriff’s Detective Ollie Greene at 704-216-8686 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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