A 26-year-old Hood County man kicked his girlfriend out of a slow-moving moving car Wednesday morning and then earned a felony charge by fleeing from officers in a pursuit that covered about one mile, authorities said.
Charles Paul Bowen III, of the 800 block of Woodhaven Court in the Heritage Heights subdivision, ditched his vehicle near the EZ Mart in the 2100 block of South Morgan Street and fled on foot before deputies found him about an hour later near Peninsula Court, which is in Scenic View southeast of the Morgan Street lake bridge. He was placed under arrest just before noon, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.
The alleged incident involving Bowen’s girlfriend tumbling out of the vehicle occurred on Highway 377 near the intersection with Water’s Edge. Police Deputy Chief Alan Hines said that the disturbance with the girlfriend began earlier, at their home – before he allegedly kicked her out of the car. “The suspect (Bowen) was charged with a Class A assault that allegedly happened earlier that morning,” Hines said.
Hines said that the girlfriend “did not require medical treatment due to being kicked out of the vehicle.” The woman showed no signs of injury from either incident, Hines said.
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