Wanted Chester man caught in York after fight, tries to escape Rock Hill hospital

07/12/2014 6:29 PM

07/12/2014 8:44 PM

A man wanted in Chester County for more than two years was arrested Friday after a fight with a girlfriend in York , then charged with escape after trying to flee police after they discovered he had outstanding warrants, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

Donald Ray Bowers, 33, remains at the York County jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies responding to a 911 call were told by a woman that Bowers hit her after an argument, resulting in bruises on her face.

Bowers told deputies that after an argument he and the woman started writing love notes, but then the woman accused him of philandering. Bowers allegedly cut himself on the wrist with a kitchen knife that required medical attention.

Court records show Bowers was found guilty in 2012 on a charge of criminal domestic violence.

At Piedmont Medical Center Bowers “ran from the ER and attempted to escape,” according to the report. Deputies sprinted after Bowers, catching him in the back of the hospital. Bowers continued to yell and use profane language while being treated, according to the report, the report states.

Bowers was charged with escape, public disorderly conduct, and assault and battery.

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