STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Two men accused of stealing a push lawn mower from an Iredell County home improvement store have been taken into police custody.

Deputies pulled over a 2008 Pontiac on Turnersburg Highway near I-77 on Saturday. Employees told police the suspects in the car stole the lawn mower, valued at $400, from Lowes in Statesville minutes before.

Police then questioned the driver, 35-year-old Christopher Garber, and passenger, 38-year-old Michael Nichols Jr., for the crime.

During question, police say they also found drug paraphernalia in the car. Garber now faces charges for the paraphernalia and expired registration.

Police say a 2-year-old child was also in the car at the time.

Statesville police are no investigating.

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