A Simple Tip Cascades into Three Arrests

Noah Bevins

November 25, 2019

On Friday, November 22, 2019 while on duty in Inglis Deputy Nelson Macias was informed about the possible location of a stolen motorcycle. Deputy Macias contacted Detectives and all went to a home located on Debra Avenue in Inglis to investigate the tip.

Deputy Macias and Detectives located and spoke to Noah Bevins (2/4/81) of Inglis and asked about the stolen motorcycle. Bevins cooperated and led deputies to a 1999 Harley Davidson Super Glide hidden behind the home. Bevins confessed to purchasing the motorcycle he knew was “hot” from another person and altering the ignition so he could crank it and ride it. Bevins had the keys in his pocket and was arrested for grand theft auto. His bond was set at $5,000.00.

Detectives identified the owner of this motorcycle by running the VIN number through a local database. The owner, who was currently out of town, told Detectives he had not authorized anyone to use his motorcycle and was returning home the following day.

Detectives met with the owner of the motorcycle on Saturday. Not only had his motorcycle been stolen, someone had also broken into his storage container and stolen many other items. This just so happened to be the same day Mark Boatwright (12/4/75) and Briana Crowder (6/27/94) decided to set up a road side yard sale where they were proudly displaying the victim’s property for sale. The victim immediately reported his observations to Detectives.

Detectives met with Boatwright and Crowder and not only were able to recover the victim’s property, but also gained Boatwright and Crowder’s confessions. Both were arrested and transported to the Levy County Detention Facility where they have been charged with burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.  Boatwright’s bond has been set at $25,000.00 and Crowder’s bond is set at $25,000.00.

This investigation is still on-going as Detectives learned other people were also involved and there are other reported thefts from the Inglis area. Detectives are asking anyone who has information to please contact our office at 352-486-5111 and request Detective Mike McNeil. Or if you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477. You could be eligible for a cash reward.