Indiana man sentenced for stealing quads, generators

July 19, 2023

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Indiana man sentenced for stealing quads, generators

HART — A 26-year-old Muncie, Indiana man was sentenced in Oceana County’s 51st Circuit Court Monday, July 17, to 327 days in jail with credit for 327 days served and $8,518 in restitution for a conviction of larceny over $1,000.

Sevon Elisha Gowen pleaded guilty to the charge May 16, 2023.

“Sevon Gowen and people he was with went to a local establishment in the middle of the night and took generators and equipment from that company and quads/ORVs that customers had delivered for service/repair,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon. The crime occurred the night of Sept. 24 and 25, 2020 in Greenwood Township.

Gowen was also ordered to pay $598 in fines and costs.

He was one of four men accused of looting tornado-ravaged homes in Kentucky in December of 2021 and was sentenced to prison in April of 2022 for convictions of promoting contraband and meth possession. The four men were arrested in Princeton, Kentucky, a tornado-damaged community 40 miles south of Evansville, Indiana.

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