The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

November 14, 2012

Agents: Coal Township assault suspect stabbed

By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item

— SHAMOKIN — While arresting a Coal Township resident who in May allegedly broke another man’s eye sockets, nose and ribs, state parole agents on Wednesday found that suspect Ronald Bowman had recently been stabbed near his lungs.

Bowman, 33, was captured in a Coal Township residence and was transported to Shamokin Community Hospital following his arraignment before District Judge John Gembic on Wednesday morning.

He was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor simple assault filed by Zerbe Township police.

Bowman had been on the run for approximately six months after a warrant was issued for his arrest in the alleged May 26 assault of Brian Kitchen, 47, of Coal Township, in Trevorton.

Kitchen suffered two broken eye orbits, a broken nose and two broken ribs that required treatment at a local hospital, police said.

He claimed to have been stabbed in the lung area by another man Monday and said he took care of the stab wound himself.