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Police: Man held knife to woman’s throat

November 3, 2018

A Rehoboth Beach man faces charges after police say he held a knife to the throat of a woman.

Carl M. Bowen, 38, had a no contact order stemming from an August arrest when he threatened a woman. On Sept. 23, Bowen went to the woman’s home on Columbia Avenue and was inside the home when the woman and a second woman came home, said Lt. Jaime Riddle of the Rehoboth Beach Police Department.

Riddle said Bowen was upset and screaming at the women, and then he held a steak knife to the throat of one woman while threatening both women. Someone called police after hearing a woman yell for help, he said.

Bowen fled the scene before police arrived, but when he reported to Court of Common Pleas in Georgetown on Oct. 31 in connection with the August incident, Riddle said, police took him into custody without incident. 

Bowen was charged with felony aggravated menacing, two counts of misdemeanor terroristic threatening and offensive touching. He was released on $4,000 unsecured bail.