Burlington man indicted for murder in shooting incident
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A Burlington man who was shot when he reportedly pulled a gun on a Mineral County Sheriff’s Deputy last August as the deputy attempted to serve a warrant has been indicted for attempted murder.
Logan Adam Bowman, 2266 Northwestern Turnpike, Burlington, was indicted by a Mineral County Grand Jury Tuesday on three counts of attempted murder, three counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, one count of a prohibited person possessing a firearm and one misdemeanor of trespassing on property with a firearm.
According to police reports, deputies on patrol in the West End of Keyser on a Friday evening in August 2020 had stopped a subject trespassing on CSX property near Vernon Street. As the deputies spoke with the subject, a second subject, later identified as Bowman, was located and determined to have had outstanding warrants from Grant County.
When the deputies attempted to detain Bowman, he pulled a handgun from his pocket and aimed it point-blank at one of the deputies.
One of the other deputies fired one round and struck Bowman in the hip.
Bowman was flown to UPMC Western Maryland by Trooper 5 and was treated for his injuries.
The deputies were able to recover Bowman’s gun from the scene, and found it to be fully loaded.
Investigation of the incident was under the jurisdiction of the West Virginia State Police.
In addition to the charges filed against Bowman stemming from the shooting incident, additional indictments were handed down by the Grand Jury Tuesday in connection with a separate case - two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree and one count of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.