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For Immediate Release

March 21, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter, Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8704
Attempted Murderer Flees to North Carolina

High Point, NC – This afternoon, Clarence Elwood Bowden, 42, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Bowden had outstanding warrants out of Richmond, Virginia for Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Violent Felon and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. JFTF developed leads as to Bowden’s location. Bowden was taken into custody without incident at his place of employment at Marsh Furniture.

The warrants stem from an alleged incident on November 24, 2012, when units responded to a residence in Richmond, Virginia regarding a person being shot. Gunshots were heard outside of the residence by an occupant. When the occupant walked to the door, Bowden was observed firing shots at the house. The occupant retreated by closing the door, when the shots allegedly fired by Bowden penetrated through the door and striking the occupant in the leg. Bowden fled in an SUV only after his gun appeared to have malfunctioned.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole Division and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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