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Fugitive found in storage shed

Thursday, August 23, 2007

BENTON - A Sikeston fugitive is in Scott County Jail on a parole violation, after being discovered hiding in a storage shed.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said that Kenya Bowden, 32, briefly shielded himself behind a child when found Friday, but investigators were quickly able to negotiate the child's release with no injuries in the incident.

The original charges Bowden was on parole for were sexual assault and first degree assault of a law enforcement officer. The assault charge occurred several years ago when Bowden tried to disarm a Sikeston police officer.

Walter said that additional charges may be filed at a later date.