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Traffic stop leads to arrest for stolen tires

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Micheal Allen Bumgarner, 27 Micheal Allen Bumgarner, 27
Tanya Lynn Gray, 31 Tanya Lynn Gray, 31
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A traffic stop in Lincoln County resulted with a man being arrested for stealing tires from a Cleveland County home, according to police.

A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a speeding vehicle around 2 a.m. Wednesday on NC Highway 18 in western Lincoln County.

The vehicle, being driven by Micheal Allen Bumgarner, 27, had two tires on the rear seat.

Bumgarner told the deputy he got the tires from a friend, but couldn't provide any additional information. He did not have a driver's license, and the passenger, Tanya Lynn Gray, 31, could only provide an identification card, officials said.

A check by the Lincoln County Communications Center turned up outstanding warrants on both Bumgarner and Gray.

Bumgarner then admitted to taking the tires from a home on Highway 18 in Cleveland County, and the deputy took him back to the location. A Cleveland County officer was dispatched to the scene and charged Bumgarner with larceny of the tires.

The stolen tires, valued at $350, were returned to the owner.

Bumgarner was charged with one misdemeanor count each of probation violation, larceny, speeding, driving while license revoked, open container of alcohol, and possession of stolen goods.

He was taken to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center before being released on a $4,000 secured bond.

Tanya Gray was served outstanding warrants for failure to appear and misdemeanor larceny.  She was released on a $750 secured bond.

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