November 12th, 2008 08:13 AM
Very lucky deputy
This just happened recently and note that the woman had a restraining order.........a RESTRAINING ORDER and the shooter actually violated the restraining order. (ok sarcasm off)
November 12, 2008
Deputy shot in hostage standoff
Suspect was treated for mental needs
An Iberia Parish sheriff's deputy was shot Tuesday morning by a man who allegedly broke into his ex-wife's home, held her hostage and later set the home on fire.
The suspect, 75-year-old James Herbert Bowden Jr., faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated arson and violation of a restraining order after being arrested early Tuesday morning in Iberia Parish.
The incident happened shortly after 7:47 a.m. when deputies responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress in the 8200 block of Loreauville Road.
The female caller reported that a male suspect was attempting to break into the residence with a hammer.
Deputy Steve Gardner arrived first at the residence and was fired upon through a screen door when he approached the front of the home.
Gardner was struck in the head by shotgun pellets but was able to retreat to cover behind his patrol car.
He immediately called for help, and more deputies arrived and surrounded the house.
They began to negotiate with the man they came to find out to be Bowden, and he released the woman from the home.
The victim was Bowden's ex-wife, Betty, who had a restraining order against him.
Bowden agreed to surrender after deputies negotiated with him for several more minutes.
After deputies took Bowden into custody, he informed them that he had set the home on fire.
The home was completely destroyed by the blaze before the fire department arrived to put it out.
Gardner was taken to the Iberia Medical Center, where he was treated and released, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
The victim, Betty Bowden, was transported to Dauterive Hospital as a precautionary measure because of previous cardiac treatment.
She was not injured in the incident.
Investigators later learned the victim was notified about Bowden's release from a mental treatment facility in Crowley two or three days ago.
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Wendell Raborn said Bowden was booked into the Iberia Parish Correctional Center, where he will receive psychiatric treatment if needed.
Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.
November 12th, 2008 09:02 AM
The magical force field of the restraining order must have been broken.
November 12th, 2008 11:03 AM
All I gots to say is if his X-wife had been armed, then a lot of the aforementioned events could of been avoided
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
November 12th, 2008 03:50 PM
Yup. And she'd likely still have her house.
Originally Posted by dukalmighty
November 12th, 2008 08:05 PM
The courts should educate people about the value of a restraining order.
They must be used in connection with at least a 9mil or 38 caliber.
When applied together, they are effective and help bolster the self defense claim.
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo (resolutely in action, gently in manner).
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