Several defendants plead innocent to their charges

Norwalk man, sent to prison earlier this month for a cocaine-related conviction, is back in court to face felony domestic violence charge.
Cary Ashby
Nov 29, 2012


A domestic violence suspect and several other defendants made their first appearances Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Quran W. Bowman, 36, of 49 Glover St., is charged with domestic violence. The third-degree felony is in connection with an Oct. 15 incident and is punishable by nine to 36 months in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine.

As a condition of his $5,000 bond, Bowman, who earlier posted bail, is prohibited from having any association or contact with a female relative or be on her property. His trial is scheduled for Feb. 12.

Domestic violence charges are filed as felonies when a defendant has prior related convictions, if the suspect used a weapon or the victim was pregnant.

In early November, Bowman was sentenced to one year in prison for possession of cocaine. On March 29 at the Norwalk police station, 3.56 grams of cocaine in a plastic "baggie" fell out of his pants leg. Earlier that same day, Bowman was charged with disorderly conduct (intoxication) in connection with a North Pleasant Street domestic incident.

A jury, on Sept. 22, found Bowman guilty of the drug charge after a two-day trial.

To read who else pleaded innocent, read the story in Wednesday's Reflector.



8 ball..

Estrella Damm

I did not know that innocent was a plea. Must be something new, I thought it was guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

Dr. Information

Pleading what the defendant does. Guilty or not guilty is what the judge or jury hands down. Comprehend?


Sorry Dr., Estrella has it right.