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Gregory Bowen charged for the Attempted Murder of Cop Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Gregory Bowen29-year-old PC#1044, Marcelino Sam, attached to the Caribbean Shores Sub-Station in Belize City, reported to police that on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at about 1:50 p.m., whilst he was on mobile patrol, he responded to a robbery report during, which he detained 30-year-old Gregory Bowen.

Bowen was placed in the pan of a police pickup truck along with a bicycle. According to PC Sam, after he placed Bowen into the pan of the police vehicle, he also sat in it. The mobile was in the process of taking Bowen to the police station but when they reached at the corner of Princess Margaret and Coney Drives, Bowen suddenly pushed the bicycle with both hands hitting PC Sam on his feet causing him to lose his balance and fall out of the vehicle.

As a result of the fall, Sam sustained injuries to the elbow, knees, back and head. He was rush to the KHMH where he is receiving medical attention.

On Monday, October 29th, Bowen, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith where he was charged with attempted murder and dangerous harm uponthe officer. He was additionally charged with damage to property of police-issued equipment, which officer Sam had in his possession at the time when he fell.

No plea was taken from Bowen and due to the nature of the offense, he was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until November 29th.

Bowen is one of many culprits, who police chased in connection with the robbery at Moon Grocery Store.  Bowen was not charged in connection with the robbery.