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James Michael Bowden

James Michael Bowden

James Michael Bowden is an American resident of Dardanelle, Arkansas. [1]

Personal Life

James Michael Bowden is attended Russellville High School (Arkansas). [1] Bowden has mental problems, and is in a relationship with a woman named Haley. [1]

James is also a father with two sons and a daughter.

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Killings

Police at the scene

Police at the scene

On May 11, 2017, Bowden killed two women at a home in Dardanelle, Arkansas and then fatally shot a Yell County Sheriff’s Department deputy, Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, before barricading himself inside a home in Dardanelle for several hours.

Just after 7:00 a.m. local time, Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of State Highway 27 and Slow Fork Road near Chickalah in Yell County.

Mainhart was on his way to a domestic disturbance call on Gum Springs Road, not far from the traffic stop.

Two bodies, both females, were found at the Gum Springs Road home.

Bowden held hostages in a standoff with police for several hours at another residence nearby. He let one female hostage go during the standoff and she is being questioned.

He was taken into custody at about 2:45 p.m. local time.

Charges

Bowden faces three counts of capital murder.

References

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Citation Linkfacebook.comJames Michael Bowden on Facebook
May 12, 2017, 12:11 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJames Michael Bowden pictured on Facebook
May 12, 2017, 12:11 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHis chest
May 12, 2017, 12:12 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJames Michael Bowden pictured in September 2015
May 12, 2017, 12:13 AM
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Citation Link5newsonline.comJames Michael Bowden identified
May 12, 2017, 12:13 AM
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Citation Linknwahomepage.comJames Michael Bowden facing 3 capital murder charges
May 12, 2017, 12:15 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comHis last final Facebook post
May 12, 2017, 12:16 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPolice at the scene
May 12, 2017, 12:21 AM