On December 6, 2021, an Alamance County Sheriff’s Office deputy made contact with Kevin Brown at the Shell Station on S. NC 87 Highway. Mr. Brown was found to be in possession of 18 catalytic converters in the cargo area of his vehicle. 

On December 7, the Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants for Mr. Brown’s arrest given the recent (December 1, 2021) update to the Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts statute. In the new law, it is now illegal to be in possession of any catalytic converters unless (1) you are the registered owner of the car from which the converter came off of, or (2) you are the owner or employee of a car repair shop, car dealership or licensed salvage/metal recycling company. This new law assumes anyone in possession of a catalytic converter for reasons other than those listed above have obtained the converter by some form of theft, direct or indirect.
Mr. Brown was arrested on December 10, 2021, and served with 18 counts of Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts. He was given a $150,000 secured bond. 

Anyone with information regarding stolen catalytic converters or individuals who are buying and selling them is encouraged to contact their local law enforcement or anonymously through Alamance Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100, alamancecs.org, or the P3TIPS App. 

Kevin Tyler Brown
6840 Stockard Road, Graham, NC
(F) 18 Larceny of Motor Vehicle Parts
Bond: $150,000 Secured