The Journal Gazette
Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:00 am

Arrest made after woman reports beating

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A local man charged with beating a woman fled police on his scooter and ended up crashing before trying to run away, court documents say. 

Brian Bowers, 27, of the 3100 block of Wells Street, was arrested about 10 p.m. Thursday on charges of aggravated battery inflicting injury that causes a protracted loss or impairment, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury, carrying a handgun without a license, domestic battery, strangulation, resisting law enforcement using a vehicle to commit the offense and misdemeanor resisting law enforcement. 

Police searched for Bowers after they were called to a hospital and met with the victim who said Bowers had battered, strangled and burned her, court documents said. 

The beating started early Thursday when Bowers grabbed and threw her by her hair onto a bed, then picked her up by the skin of her shoulder and threw her to the ground yelling “Why do you make me do this to you?” 

The victim said Bowers struck her in the top left of her head with a scooter, causing pain, and then started to swing on her and struck her in various places, including her face, back of the head and legs, court documents said. 

The officer observed a lump on her left eyebrow and many bruises on her legs.

She said the second time Bowers strangled her, she lost consciousness.

After she was strangled, she couldn't hear out of her left ear and went partially blind in her left eye. 

When she awoke around 7 a.m. Thursday, Bowers had used a blow torch on her left hand. The officer saw redness and swelling there. Additionally, the officer noted the victim had a lump the size of a golf ball on her right breast, court documents said. 

Bowers was being booked into the Allen County Jail as of Friday evening, according to a jail spokesman.

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