Inmate faces new charges filed by a fellow prisoner

January 27, 1999

An inmate at the county detention center awaiting trial on drug, firearm and assault counts has been charged with obstructing justice and intimidating another inmate, court records show.

Bail was set at $10,000 in the latest charges against David Bowen, 37, of Westminster.

Edward Dunlap Jr., a 37-year-old being held on unspecified charges at the county jail, said Bowen threatened to stab him Jan. 14, according to a complaint.

Dunlap alleged that Bowen said he would "get his friends on the outside to kill his whole family," if Dunlap testified against him in a first-degree assault case.

Court records show that in 14 previous arrests dating to 1980 on a variety of unrelated charges, Bowen was convicted several times. He received suspended sentences in those convictions, and the other charges against him were placed on the court's inactive docket.

In November, he was arrested on drug charges and later was accused of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly stabbing Dunlap.

Fire

Reese: Firefighters responded at 6: 41 p.m. Monday to a woods fire at Arnold and Hook roads. Units were out 16 minutes.

Police

Westminster: Ideas Etc. on West Main Street reported Monday that someone broke out a store window. Damage was estimated at $325.

Pub Date: 1/27/99

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