• Madison County Sheriffs Office

Lake City Man Arrested for Sexual Battery


Madison County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Epp Richardson reports that On the 8th day of May 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a sexual battery. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area of the Desoto wayside park in Madison county located off of NE Drew Way.

The victim and witnesses were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect which was immediately located upon the officers arrival. The suspect was identified as Donald Bowen Jr., W/M, DOB: 03/08/1975 of Lake City Florida and taken into custody without further incident.

Officers were able to locate the victim and emergency medical assistance was provided. The investigation discovered that the suspect and victim mutually drove together from Lake City Florida to go swimming in the river at the Desoto Wayside Park. After their brief arrival the suspect became violent and assaulted and battered the victim multiple times until eventually the victim found an opportunity to escape the suspect and seek assistance.

Arrested and Charged:

Donald Bowen Jr., W/M, DOB: 03/08/1975 of Lake City Florida

1.Sexual Battery with physical Force

2.Assault

3.Possession Marijuana less than 20 grams

4. Possession drug paraphernalia 5. disorderly intoxication


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