US Marshals arrest High Point man for attempted murder

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Clarence Elwood Bowden

HIGH POINT, N.C. — U.S. Marshals reportedly arrested a High Point man on Thursday in connection with an attempted murder case in Virginia.

The High Point Enterprise reports Clarence Elwood Bowden, 42, was arrested without incident at his place of employment — Marsh Furniture on South Centennial Street.

Bowden was reportedly wanted for an incident that occurred Nov. 24 in Richmond, Va., where he allegedly fired multiple gunshots into an occupied home.  Authorities say the occupant of the home was struck in the leg.

Law enforcement officials said Bowden fled the scene in his SUV “only after his gun apparently malfunctioned,” according to the paper.

The suspect is charged with attempted first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

According to online jail records, Bowden is being held under a $1 million secured bond in the Guilford County Jail.  He has a court appearance slated for Friday morning.


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