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Subject: AssaultDate: 08-02-2014 06:24:00
From: Sgt. Chris GiffordCase or Incident: #140802-012
Summary:
On 08-02-2014 at 3:38 PM, Juneau Police received a report of a man pointing a bow and arrow at another person, in the vicinity of Willoughby Avenue and Whittier Street. Officers responded to the area and located a man with a compound bow and several arrows in the lot off of Willoughby Avenue, near Village Street. Two victims were identified and interviewed; they were identified as a 35 year-old man and a 35 year-old woman. They said a man they did not know approached them and made a negative racial comment directed at them. The suspect, later identified as 23 year-old Wesley J. Bowman, walked away from them to a distance of about ten feet, before turning and raising the bow and drawing back the arrow as he pointed it in their direction.

No one was injured in this incident. Bowman was arrested and lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on two counts of Assault in the Third Degree, a class C felony.
Alcohol was a factor in this incident.
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