Murder suspect found in apartment above detached garage of Democrat state representative

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COLUMBUS, OH- Police announced that a man charged with shooting and killing a man back in May has recently been arrested at the home of an Ohio state representative.

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Posted by Tom Sussi on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

According to reports, the suspect, Cameron Bowen, 24 was arrested in an apartment lodged above a detached garage at the Italian Village home of Ohio State Rep. Kristin Boggs. Police said that Bowen is accused of fatally shooting 29-year-old Harry Williams. 

In response to what happened, State Rep. Boggs released the following statement:

“My husband and I are very shaken by the experience this morning and shocked by the information that was shared with us by law enforcement about the boyfriend of our childcare provider.”

She added:

“In the spring, our family along with so many others had to unexpectedly find childcare during the stay-at-home orders. We did our research and made a hire that came highly recommended. As part of her compensation, we provided her with an apartment above our detached garage with its own address and separate entrance.”

She continued:

“The person she was seeing never spent any time around us or our children. We are thankful for the Columbus Police Department’s handling of this situation and will continue to cooperate however we can in their investigation.”

WBNS reported that the live-in babysitter, Iris Green has been charged with obstructing official business. 

Police said that the shooting Bowen was involved in happened on May 29th on the 1770 block of Linden Place. Harry Williams, the victim, was found suffering from a gunshot wound. A short time later, he was pronounced dead.

According to reports, the incident began as a domestic disturbance at the CVS Pharmacy at 3100 Cleveland Avenue. Allegedly, Williams and his girlfriend were involved in a physical altercation, and the women called DeJuan Bowen and Cameron Bowen for help.

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Posted by Tom Sussi on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Allegedly, the woman managed to get away from her boyfriend and then contacted the Bowens again to tell them that she no longer needed their help. She also told the police that the Bowens were armed with guns, and that she was afraid they would confront her boyfriend, Williams.

A witness said that she heard shots being fired, but she did said that she did not actually see who did the shooting. Police said that they initially charged both DeJuan and Cameron Bowen of Westerville. DeJuan was arrested back on May 30th and according to court records, he was released July 3rd on bond.

In a one-to-one interview with ABC 6, when asked about what happened Boggs said:

“It’s terrifying. It’s absolutely terrifying.”

Boggs went on to say that her day began as any other normal day:

“I had just gotten off a Zoom meeting and was on the phone when I heard some knocks at our door.”

She said that at the door was Columbus Police and U.S. Marshals who asked for access to the apartment above her garage. They told her that a wanted man might be inside.

She said:

“They showed us a picture of that person and we recognized that person as someone who has been spending time with our nanny.”

She added:

“We had no idea what was going on. Absolutely completely caught off guard, completely shocked.”

Boggs admitted that she had met Bowen several times, but claimed she had no idea that he was wanted man.

She said:

“I’m very thankful you know, he did not interact with us, he did not interact with our children, but this idea that you know he was in such close proximity and he was spending time with someone that we considered a part of our family because she was with us every day. We’re really shaken up about it.”

According to authorities, Bowen remains in jail. 

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Here is another article from Law Enforcement Today about a man that was murdered by a burglar:

COCOA CITY, FL – He was a long time school teacher loved by many.  He was a city council member from 1979-1981 and 1983-1986.  

He volunteered for Meals on Wheels. According to his neighbors, he was a good neighbor and a good man.  He was a proud Trump supporter.

Now he’s dead.

Police say James Wallen, 73, was a school teacher for about 37 years.

Last Friday, his wife came home at about 4:45 in the afternoon and found him unresponsive. She called the police for a medical emergency. Wallen was declared dead at the scene.

According to police, Inklebarger targeted the single-story home, which sits in the scenic community along the oak and palm tree-lined riverside.

The front yard proudly displays a campaign sign for President Trump, and an American flag could be seen hanging from the garage. 

The police haven’t released details about Wallen’s cause of death but have said it was a homicide.

Twenty-four hours after his murder, two suspects have been apprehended.

Matthew Inklebarger, 42,  was arrested in connection to Wallen’s murder. Inklebarger’s girlfriend, 44-year-old Cecilia Poteet, was arrested for selling stolen property. Inklebarger has served federal time behind bars for bank robbery and had several federal warrants for probation violations.

Inklebarger and his girlfriend stole several things from Wallen’s home, but police haven’t determined a motive. They believe Inklebarger traveled from Palm Bay to visit Poteet in Cocoa City.

He then broke into Wallen’s home, encountered Wallen, and killed him.

Today, the friendly little house on Manor drive is swathed in police tape, the front door is opened and closed as technicians work the scene, and the “Trump/Pence” sign in the front yard bears mute testimony to the character of the man who once lived here.

Unlike the man, James Wallen, the animal who murdered him, Matthew Inklebarger, was privileged to have his photo taken by the Cocoa City police department.

In the mug shot, his face betrays no hint of remorse or even awareness of the misery he visited upon the people affected by Wallen’s death. The calm stare in his eyes might as well be that of a crocodile.

Whatever he wanted from Wallen, the price he paid, the debasement of his own soul and the sacrifice of Wallen’s, is too much.

Thankfully, the officers and detectives of the Cocoa City Police Department know their job well and they captured this reprobate and his criminal accomplice within 24 hours of the crime.

It won’t bring Wallen back, but maybe, if Inklebarger is kept behind bars for the rest of his life, other people will not have to deal with future crimes that this felon would have otherwise committed.

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RNC’s powerful message to law-abiding citizens: Re-elect President Trump to keep America safe

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday August 25th, with surprise appearances by President Donald J. Trump and a message that his reelection is the only way to keep America safe.

The convention’s theme for the first night was “Land of Promise.”

Earlier in the day, the Republican Party formally nominated Trump in the roll call.

A video featuring Trump with essential workers in the White House, marked the president’s first surprise appearance of the night. Several speakers during the event thanked Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump also appeared in a video from the White House Diplomatic Room with six Americans who had been held hostage by U.S. adversaries: Michael White, Sam Goodwin, Pastor Andrew Brunson, Joshua and Tamara Holt, and Pastor Bryan Nerran.

Each of the former hostages was freed during the Trump administration.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during the first night of the RNC, saying that if Biden wins, America will turn into a horror movie:

“It’s a horror film, really. They’ll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home, and invite MS-13 to live next door.

“And the police aren’t coming when you call in Democrat-run cities – they’re already being defunded, disbanded. Blaming our best and allowing society’s worst?

“That’s the story they write in Hollywood – that’s if the lights even stay on in California anymore.”

The RNC sought to celebrate America and promote an optimistic outlook for the nation’s future, which seemed in stark contrast to the Democratic National Convention held last week.

Mike Huckabee observed:

“The many messages at the Republican Convention were delivered in a deeply personal way, with passion. The speakers didn’t turn off the lights and brood over how dark America is.

“They lit the candles of gratitude for what this nation means to them, and shined forth with the beam of optimism.

“The Democrats held a funeral for America. The Republicans celebrated the life of America and the lives of those who serve and sacrifice to make America great.”

Patricia McCloskey, of St. Louis, spoke and said:

“Make no mistake: No matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America.”

McCloskey and her husband, Mark, were photographed and filmed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters who were threatening them. The couple had issued a statement indicating they support Black Lives Matter, and Mark represents a client who has filed a police brutality lawsuit.

Mark McCloskey has also donated to both Democratic and Republican candidates, according to Politifact.

Actress Alyssa Milano criticized former NFL athlete Herschel Walker for showing his support for Trump during the first night of the Republican National Convention.

Milano, a Joe Biden supporter, targeted Walker in a tweet saying that Trump “is a champion of social justice.”

Walker, who is black, dismissed the notion that Trump is racist:

“Growing up in the deep south, I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump.

“Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem, and our country doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice. I care about all of those things and so does Donald Trump.”

The first night of the RNC closed with a pair of speeches from two South Carolina Republicans — former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott — who painted President Trump as the candidate who will keep the American dream alive.

Scott warned that a Biden-Harris ticket is one that will turn the country into a socialist utopia:

“Make no mistake: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want a cultural revolution. A fundamentally different America.”

Scott slammed Biden’s words and actions:

“Joe Biden said if a Black man didn’t vote for him, he wasn’t truly Black.”

Scott also said:

“Joe Biden said Black people are a monolithic community. Joe Biden said poor kids can be just as smart as White kids.”

Scott criticized Biden for his involvement with the 1994 crime bill that disproportionately affected the black community:

“And while his words are one thing, his actions take it to a whole new level.”

Scott spoke about Trump’s criminal justice reform law, which he said:

“Fixed many of the disparities Biden created and made our system more fair and just for all Americans.”

He added:

“So, when it comes to what Joe Biden says he’ll do, look at his actions. Look at his policies. Look at what he already did and didn’t do while he’s been in Washington for 47 years.”

A caller who identified himself as a lifelong Democrat told C-SPAN late Monday that he will be supporting Republicans this year after being inspired on the opening night of the Republican National Convention, citing the “heartfelt way” participants “came across to the American people.”

The caller, who identified himself only as Rick, from Lorain, Ohio, told the station that he liked the way Republicans embraced the word “God.”

The official meeting of the RNC delegates Monday morning emphasized the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance after a committee and a caucus meeting omitted the words from the pledge during the DNC.

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