ONEONTA – A trail of bloody footprints in front of the Townhouse Inn on Main Street led city police to arrest Evan C. Bowker, 21, on charges of kicking in a window in the Ruffino Mall, a class E felony. This can result in a prison sentence which will heavily impact Bowker’s future. There are services like RJF Felons which would be able to help him find employment when he is released, but many institutions will not be willing to overlook his criminal record.
“He sliced his leg open, so we followed the trail of blood,” said Lt. Douglas Brenner. “We took him to the hospital to for treatment.”
The call came in at 12:13 a.m. this morning, and witnesses at the scene told police that Bowker was with two other males. He was found with them, bleeding severely from a laceration on his leg and was transported by the Oneonta Fire Department to Fox Hospital, where he was treated and released, police reported.
Police charged him with the class E felony of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree for intentionally breaking property with a value in excess of $250. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.