Sheriff's deputies are looking for the girlfriend of a Prospect shooting victim who fled the area because she has warrants for her arrest after her boyfriend was shot during an altercation in late July.
Jackson County sheriff's detectives believe Mindy Bowen, 32, has valuable information about the case, which left her boyfriend, Christopher Larson, hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
However, Bowen has numerous felony warrants for her arrest for identity theft and methamphetamine charges so she might not be so keen on contacting the police, according to sheriff's Lt. Christine Bronson.
Larson was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, officials said.
According to court records, Larson had two warrants issued for his arrest, including one issued in April for a charge of felony assault and another in January for methamphetamine possession.
He has since been arrested on those and other warrants and lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
"She does have the warrants, but we are hoping she does the right thing and contacts us," Bronson said of Bowen.
Deputies were called to the 1500 block of Mill Creek Drive just before 2 p.m. on July 29 for a report of a shooting.
When they arrived they contacted 53-year-old John Davidson, who said that he had shot Larson, 34, in self defense.
Davidson called 911 to report the shooting. Bowen is believed to have been near the scene, but disappeared before deputies arrived, Bronson said.
"We hope that she wants to help her boyfriend in this case and will come forward," Bronson said.
A running feud between the two men seems to have culminated in the shooting. Davidson claims the two had been confronting each other the previous weeks for various disagreements.
Davidson, who has been cooperating with police, said he armed himself with a .44-caliber handgun during the July 29 confrontation. He claims Larson stalked him on his property, prompting the shooting.
Davidson has not been charged with a crime connected with the shooting, officials said.
Sheriff's investigators are asking that anyone who sees Bowen to call 911 to report her location. If you have information on her whereabouts, please call the Jackson County Tip Line at 541-774-8333. Leave your contact information and a detective will contact you as soon as possible.
— Chris Conrad