Fort Walton Beach Man Charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jul 22 2021 12:27 PM
A Fort Walton Beach area man’s charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after using his car to make contact with a pedestrian in the roadway.
38-year old Wendell Bowles II was arrested July 20th after the confrontation on Scranton Street around 8 p.m.
The victim says she stepped out into the street and yelled at Bowles to slow down when he was speeding down the street. She says he returned and came back, bumping her with his car in the legs, and continuing to push her backwards until stopping.
Bowles told an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy the woman had jumped closer to his car to create the contact.
A witness’s video shows the victim yelling at Bowles to slow down due to the presence of children, then backing up as his car approaches and continues to move forward towards her, making contact with her legs.