Update on Emily Bowman

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to Onlineathens, an arrest is imminent in the hit and run case where Emily Bowman was injured. The truck driven by the alleged hit and run driver has been found, and there is evidence of empty beer cans and a liquor bottle.

Many people are probably wondering how the process will go from here and why there has not already been an arrest.  In the situation where there is not an immediate arrest of a person at the scene of a crime, the police need to take great care to make no mistakes when arresting someone suspected of a serious crime.

The police will first get search warrants to collect evidence.  Then, evidence will be collected, documented, and processed.  The evidence will be indexed for prosecution. Then, the police will also consult the District Attorney to agree upon the charges that will be filed.  Then, the police will seek an arrest warrant for the suspect.

Rest assured, the police already know the identity of their suspect and will have him in custody in short order.  I hope Emily Bowman has a speedy recovery.
As of 2-22-13, according to the Oconee Patch, Emily Bowman is showing some signed of improvement.  Our office has her in our prayers.


Legal Comment 2-22-13

It appears the Athens-Clarke County Police are slowly and methodically making their case against the driver that allegedly hit Emily Bowman. I am sure they are interviewing witnesses and building their case with the assistance of the District Attorney's Office.  For the reader's information, serious injury by vehicle carries up to 15 years in prison.  There will also be other offenses that can be charged with penalties that can run consecutive to the serious injury by vehicle case.


As of 2-23-13 Emily Bowman seems to be making some medical progress according to news reports.  There is still no arrest, but i my experience that will happen in the next few days.  The police are making sure they dot their "i's" and crossing their "t's."



According to the Woodstock Townlake Patch, Emily has now opened her eyes and may be able to breath on her own soon.  Fantastic news. Still no arrest has been made

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