According to Court documents Mr. Howlett was indicted on August 16th, 2017 and turned himself into custody the same day, then released on an own recognizance (I-BOND).
According to reports, Mr. Howlett filed a false police report in April of 2017 stating someone entered his house and stole a laptop computer, then filed an insurance claim regarding the theft. According to police Mr. Howlett sold the laptop to a local pawnshop.
Insurance fraud is a class 3 felony and carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
Howlett was first elected to the Grandview board this year. He resigned from the board in May.