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News Release
Stabbing suspect in custody (Photo) - 12/03/21

*UPDATE* 12/03/21 11:27am

Bowers has been lodged at the Lane County Jail on the charges of Assault in the 1st Degree and Assault in the 2nd Degree.

*UPDATE* 12/03/21

This morning the Florence Police Department received a tip from a citizen that Bowers was at a storage facility in the 3300blk of Hwy. 101.  Officers quickly responded and located him.  Bowers was detained and transferred to the custody of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office without incident.

Bowers has been identified as the suspect in a stabbing assault that occurred on Thanksgiving Day.  He became involved in a verbal altercation with two people on an ATV and attacked them with a knife.  He slashed the male victim in the abdomen and face, then stabbed the female victim in the face.  Both victims were unknown to Bowers.  They are recovering from their injuries. 

Detectives are still working to determine remaining facts such as a motive.  Bowers will be lodged at the Lane County Jail.  The Lane County Sheriff’s Office will provide an update when charges are determined.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Florence Police Department, Oregon State Police, and all of the citizens that provided tips in this case.  This cooperative effort was essential in locating and safely taking the suspect into custody.    

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