Convicted Felon from Alexander City Sentenced to 130 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms
Montgomery, Alabama – On December 10, 2021, Cornelius Donte Bowen, 32, from Tuskegee, Alabama, was sentenced to 24 months in prison after violating the terms of his supervised release, announced Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart.
According to court records and statements made in court, in October of 2020, Bowen began serving a three-year period of supervised release following a prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Then, on June 12, 2021, Bowen was in the parking lot of a housing complex in Tuskegee and began arguing with others over a fender bender involving a car belonging to the mother of his children. During the argument, Bowen and at least one other person began shooting. One man died and Bowen himself was shot in the exchange. Bowen was arrested on June 13th and, the following day, the United States Probation Office petitioned the court to revoke Bowen’s supervised release. State charges of murder and attempted murder are still pending.
This case was investigated by the Tuskegee Police Department and the United States Probation Office for the Middle District of Alabama, with assistance from the Montgomery Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Megan Kirkpatrick prosecuted the case.