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home : news : lakelands & beyond June 25, 2016

7/4/2014 12:47:00 PM
Fugitive on the run in Ninety Six


The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, S.C. Highway Patrol and S.C. Transport Police, has captured the fugitive who was at large in Ninety Six.

According to law enforcement officials, a resident spotted Bowie in the woods near the intersection of Eddy Road and S.C. 702. Officers swarmed the area and captured Bowie.

Bowie is expected to be charged with escape in addition to his original charge of criminal domestic violence.

A fugitive from Laurens County is on the run in Ninety Six, according to officials with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are searching for 27-year-old Michael Brandon Bowie, who escaped from custody early Friday morning. Bowie was last spotted on Wilson Bridge Road near Concord Street in Ninety Six.

According to law enforcement officials, LCSO deputies responded to Bowie’s home on Shrine Club Road in Waterloo around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning. Bowie was arrested for criminal domestic violence and was en route to the Johnson Detention Center when he began complaining of chest pains. Bowie was taken to Laurens County Hospital where he was given a clean bill of health. Deputies handcuffed Bowie in the front and escorted him to a patrol car. While a deputy was unlocking the car door, Bowie took off running.

According to law enforcement officials, Bowie broke into the home of a Laurens County detention officer and stole her car keys. Deputies chased Bowie through Newberry County and into Greenwood County before losing him. Ninety Six police officers spotted the stolen car on American legion Road in Ninety Six, but Bowie had apparently fled on foot. A resident on Concord Street spotted Bowie running and contacted authorities.

Police continue to search the Wilson Bridge Road area and have located a lead from the heart monitoring equipment at the hospital in the woods which they believe came off Bowie.

Residents of the area are encouraged to lock their cars and stay in their homes with the doors and windows locked. If you spot Bowie, immediately call 911.

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