Man charged with malicious wounding, hit and run driving

Shenandoah County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Edinburg man Sunday and charged him with several offenses stemming from an incident in which a man was struck by a vehicle and received minor injuries.

Proctor identified the defendant as William Kenneth Bowman, 35, of 217 Center St., Edinburg. Bowman was charged with malicious wounding, public drunkenness, hit and run driving and reckless driving. As of Monday, Bowman was being held without bond in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail.

Maj. Scott Proctor of the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the 100 block of Prince St. in Edinburg at 8:44 p.m. to investigate a report of hit and run driving.

Proctor said the incident was the result of “some sort of encounter” between Bowman and “at least three other people at the scene.”

“Three people had exchanged words [with Bowman] and in doing so, the accused left in his vehicle and drove toward the individuals and struck one of them,” Proctor said.

Proctor said the victim, a 22-year-old man from Edinburg, received minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.

Bowman was arrested within an hour at his home and without resistance, Proctor said.

Proctor said he had no information on the cause of the dispute that triggered the incident.

“Some of the individuals were familiar with each other,” Proctor said. “I don’t know if they all knew each other.”

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