Crime

Police: Lake Wylie father and son accused of assault, drug possession

Two men believed to be father and son were arrested on drug charges Wednesday, just days after warrants were issued for previous assault and burglary charges stemming from a incident involving lost smoking pipes, according to York County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Bryan Bower, 47, and Collin Bower, 17, were arrested in a narcotics investigation by the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Unit at a Hidden Cove address Wednesday. The elder Bower was said to be in possession of cocaine and 3 dose units of Diazepam, the report states. The younger Bower was found with the same 3 dose units of Diazepam and marijuana, the report states.

The Bowers were wanted for active warrants by the York County Sheriff’s Office from an assault and burglary incident.

Police were dispatched to a Greenwich Boulevard residence in Lake Wylie Monday evening for an assault. They found blood stains on the living room carpet and a blood trail leading to the balcony area. The victim claimed they were attacked by the Bowers over marijuana pipes left at their house.

The victim found several marijuana pipes in her son’s room back in August, the police report states. He said they belonged to Collin. She banned her son from allowing Collin to come over and threw the pipes out, the report states.

Collin texted the victim asking him to return the pipes, the police report states. Collin told the victims that his father, Bryan, was going to be mad because the pipes supposedly belonged to him, police say. Collin sent a text at 8:38 pm saying to bring him his stuff, the report says. The victim’s boyfriend said for Collin to come over, police say.

At 10:25 pm, the Bowers, as well as three other teenagers, allegedly entered the victim’s home and assaulted the victims, the report states. One of the victims went for a shotgun in the bedroom but it was grabbed and pulled away from him, the report states.

The fighting allegedly took place in the living room and the balcony.

Before they all left, the elder Bower reportedly said he will come back and kill the victim. “Do you know who I am? Do you know how much power I have around here,” Bower repeatedly asked, according to police.

A white shoe and a red and white ball cap with a Ferrari symbol on it were recovered from the balcony and placed into evidence.

Warrants for first degree burglary, second and third degree assault and battery by mob charges were drawn up for both Bowers men. Bryan was also drawn a warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the report states.

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