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Farwell man charged with attempted strangling, fentanyl possession

Timothy Lee Bowers

Jordan Wilcox
Assistant Publisher

During the early morning of Friday, May 17th, Isabella County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 4000 block of East Rosebush Road in Rosebush, to investigate a report of a man strangling a woman in the back seat of a Mitsubishi Outlander.
Upon arriving at the scene, they found Timothy Lee Bowers, a 44-year-old from Farwell, holding his hand over a woman’s mouth. Deputies immediately ordered him out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
Once out the vehicle, Bowers told the deputies that he was carrying drugs – which upon a later strip search were found and tested positive for Fentanyl at the jail.
During questioning, Bowers’s claimed that while they were having an argument, he never assaulted her.
The woman’s story, however, was much different. She claims that he “strangled her three times and punched her in the face an unknown amount of times,” according an affidavit supporting the criminal complaint.
In a statement made to the Morning Sun, by Isabella County Sherriff, Michael Main, he said that Bowers was upset at the victim, because she was going to leave him after staying with him for a few days.
Sherriff Main also said that both the victim and a witness claimed that Bowers was affiliated with a major gang, and that he planned to take the victim to a remote area, or maybe Chicago, and kill and dismember her there.
On Monday, Isabella County Prosecutor David Barberi charged Bowers with attempted murder, a 10-year felony; possession of less than 25 grams of narcotics, a four-year felony; and assault and battery, a 93-day misdemeanor, for alleged strangling and being in possession of fentanyl.
Bowers was also put on second offender notice, due to a previous possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy charge from April 2021.
He remains lodged in the Isabella County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
The woman refused medical treatment.

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