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Deputies arrest Fulton felon hiding in a tree after lengthy vehicle pursuit, recover 22 grams of methamphetamine

Date:  June 28, 2020


Arrested person information:

Douglass Bowen, 45, of Fulton, MO


On June 27, 2020, the Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Douglass Bowen, 45, of Fulton, MO with the felony offenses of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (meth) and Resisting Arrest.  Bowen was additionally charged with traffic violations.  Bowen is being held in the Callaway County Jail on $50,000 bond per judge’s order.

The charges are the result of a lengthy county road vehicle pursuit on June 26 and 27, 2020.  On June 26, at approximately 11:34 PM, a Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputy was proactively patrolling County Road 220 near County Road 215.  During the course of the patrol, the deputy attempted to stop Bowen for a traffic violation.

Bowen refused to stop and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit on County Road 215, State Road HH, County Road 216, County Road 217, County Road 230, County Road 237 (where he crashed into trees but reentered the roadway and continued) County Road 246, and County Road 257.  On County Road 257 north of State Road F, a Callaway County Sheriff’s K9 unit was positioned on the roadway awaiting Bowen’s arrival.  The K9 unit subsequently deployed tire deflation devices that Bowen struck, flattening vehicle tires.  Bowen soon after stopped and fled the vehicle on foot.  An extensive search was conducted and deputies located Bowen hiding in a tree at 4:25 AM (June 27, 2020).  Bowen was found to be in possession of 22 grams of meth.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted deputies with the investigation.

Past and current legal information reference Bowen may be accessed using the state Court’s public access point –

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