By: David M. Higgins II, Publisher

Leonardtown, MD- Chad Willaim Bowen, 26 of Mechanicsville, MD was arrested and charged on June 6, 2020, after he allegedly forced a passenger in his vehicle out and then fired a firearm in the area.

Bowen was arrested in Charles County in 2013 where he pled guilty to con-armed robbery with a slew other charges being Nolle Prosequi(not prosecuted). Bowen was prohibited from owning a firearm.

Then on June 6, Bowen allegedly forced the victim out of the car and fired the weapon. He was later seen traveling northbound on Route 235. Deputy Budd initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver as the suspect. Located on the vehicle’s floorboard was a loaded firearm. Bowen is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition due to a previous conviction.

Chad William Bowen, 26 Mechanicsville, MD Mugshot courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Bowen was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
  • Possession of Regulated Firearm by Prohibited Person
  • Possession of Ammunition by Prohibited Person
  • Handgun on Person
  • Loaded Handgun on Person
  • Reckless Endangerment

Bowen was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and has since been released on pretrial supervision.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...