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Victim of dangerous escapee questions jail's procedures

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- A man who had a gun pointed at him wanted to know how the suspect slipped away from authorities.
   
Sheriff's deputies said Tuesday afternoon Chris Bowden walked out of jail pretending to be another inmate, Darius Dabney.

The victim, who didn't want to be identified, said, "It's just beyond me how he got out.  Him being on the street, it ain't a good idea.  It's either gonna be him or somebody else."
   
Court documents showed Bowden had been released on community control after a violent robbery last year.  While he was out police said Bowden pointed a gun at a man in Cheviot.  He said as he was moving into his new home in Cheviot he noticed Bowden and his friends watching him as if they were planning to rob him.

"I was looking at him, he was looking at me and then, like, he got back in the car," the victim told Local 12.  "And the next thing I know, I saw a beam on my chest.  Then I saw a beam on my head.  I'm like, 'Awww hell no.'  So, I backed out, shot down the street and I got cheviot police."
   
That incident landed Bowden back in jail.  His community control was revoked and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the aggravated robbery.  Then the escape happened.  The victim said his concern was for his family's peace of mind.

"When it comes down to your family you don't think of being scared, you don't think of, 'Well what if he comes after me?'  I'm pissed at this point.  My kids already want to move."

The victim said his family members have seen the Marshals out looking for Bowden.  He hopes they catch him soon before someone gets hurt.



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