Couple face additional break-in charges

Nov. 19, 2012 @ 05:26 PM

Union County newspaper carriers Amanda Bowers and Charles Bowers face multiple charges in connection with recent break-ins.

It is believed that the couple broke into homes they delivered to after subscribers put their newspapers on hold while they went on vacation.

Charles Bowers was an independent contractor for The Enquirer-Journal from August 2008-July 2009 while Amanda Bowers was an independent contractor with the newspaper from April 2011-June 2012.

On Oct. 5, Waxhaw police arrested Charles Bowers, 38, of 1105 Coy Way in Monroe and charged him with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of felony larceny and damage to property. Detectives from the Waxhaw Police Department, the Union County Sheriff's Office and Monroe Police Department worked together on the case.

Additional charges were expected to come after he was arrested and possibly in connection with other home break-ins that happened in the last year and a half in Monroe, Union County and Waxhaw. A search of the Bowers' home led to the recovery of evidence from several break-ins. At the time of his arrest, Charles Bowers was employed as a delivery carrier with the Charlotte Observer, according to an October statement from the Waxhaw Police Department.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office website, Amanda Bowers, 32, also of 1105 Coy Way, was also arrested on Oct. 5. She was charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods at that time.

Amanda Bowers bonded out of jail the same day she was arrested on Oct. 5 and returned to jail on Nov. 7. She bonded out again on Nov. 9. Charles Bowers has remained in the Union County Jail since Nov. 7, according to Union County Jail staff.

Charles Bowers is currently under a $310,000 bond at the Union County Jail.  He faces 12 felony breaking and entering charges, one second-degree burglary charge, two possession stolen goods charges, 11 larceny after breaking and entering charges and one injury to real property charge, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office website.

Amanda Bowers is no longer in the Union County Jail but was previously under an $85,500 bond.  She faces a total of 26 charges, which are two possession of stolen goods charges, 12 felony breaking and entering charges, 11 larceny after breaking and entering charges and one injury to real property charge, according to Union County Jail staff.