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UPDATE: Bloomington Police Investigating Intimidation And Confinement Case
Updated July 22, 2016 7:09 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington Police capture man that fired shots at family members in Owen County and fled with 5-year-old child.

On Wednesday at approximately 3 p.m. the Bloomington Police Department was notified by the Owen County Sheriff's Office that they were looking for a 38-year-old Cody Sowders, who had fired shots at a family member in their county and might be headed to Bloomington.

Bloomington Police Lt. Brad Seifers says officers immediately coordinated with the Owen County agency to gather information on Sowders and his vehicle.

Sowders also took his 5-year-old daughter with him during the incident..

During the evening hours detectives and patrol officers continued efforts to locate Sowders, but he was moving from place to place. Lt. Seifers says, at approximately 8:30 p.m. officers received information that Cowders was in the 2300 Block of South Winslow Ct. and found the child in an adjacent apartment and got her to safety. A short time later Sowders was was located in the area and arrested without incident.

He was arrested and on felony charges of confinement and intimidation.

The Herald Times reports the apartment is the same one where Sowders was arrested one year ago on charges of burglary with a deadly weapon, domestic battery committed in the presence of a child and violation of a protective order.

In that case, a 36-year-old woman reported Sowders had kicked in her front door and the door of a bedroom where she was hiding, grabbed her by the neck and threatened her with a hammer in the presence of two children.

He pleaded guilty to violating the protective order, and the other charges were dismissed. Sowders spent 70 days in jail.

He was back in court this spring, charged May 20 in Morgan County with possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. He was released on bail there on June 2, and the charges are pending.

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