Lake City Man Arrested for Sexual Battery in Madison County

Donald Bowen Jr
Posted at 10:07 AM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 06:15:01-04

MADISON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Madison County deputies have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a victim at Desoto Wayside Park.

On Monday around 4:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a sexual battery. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area of the Desoto Wayside Park in Madison County located off of NE Drew Way.

The victim and witnesses were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect who was immediately found when officers arrived. The suspect was identified as Donald Bowen Jr., of Lake City, Fla. and was taken into custody without further incident.

The investigation uncovered that the suspect and victim drove together from Lake City to go swimming in the river at the Desoto Wayside Park.

After their arrival, Bowen Jr. became violent and assaulted and battered the victim multiple times until eventually the victim found an opportunity to escape the suspect and seek assistance.

Bowen Jr. faces the following charges:

1.         Sexual Battery with physical Force

2.         Assault

3.         Possession Marijuana less than 20 grams

4.         Possession drug paraphernalia

4.         disorderly intoxication