Man wanted by Upper Moreland police arrested after assaulting/threatening parents with a hammer, taunting police K-9

Michael Bowen Jr., 52, who had an active arrest warrant from Upper Moreland Township police, was arrested on Saturday, February 24 after Warrington Township police responded to a domestic disturbance in progress on Wisteria Drive in Warrington.  

Bowen’s parents told police that he placed his hand on his mother’s face and began shoving her, which knocked her glasses off. When the father intervened, Bowen Jr. placed his hand on Bowen Sr.’s face, shoving him and knocking his hat off, police said.

Bowen Jr. then went to the garage and, armed with a claw hammer, began swinging at his father. 

Officials said the defendant also stood over his mother with the hammer as he threatened his parents’ lives.

Warrington officers and K-9 Jolie located the defendant in a basement closet. He refused to show himself and had to be extricated, police said. 

Bowen Jr. attempted to kick and continuously taunted the K-9, which is a felony of the third degree in Pennsylvania. Later, he repeatedly kicked the door to his cell at police headquarters, officials said.

The incident wasn’t the first time that Warrington police had encountered Bowen. On February 17, police responded to the intersection of Easton and County Line roads for the report of a male being thrown out of a vehicle.

Officers on the scene determined that Bowen had jumped out of the vehicle after getting into an argument with the driver.

Bowen Jr. was arraigned before the on-call Magisterial District Judge, who set his bail at $75,000. 

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Photo: Warrington Police