Hallwood Man Sentenced for Assault

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By Linda Cicoira
A Hallwood man will be sentenced next year for assaulting an Accomack County Public School administrator and a police officer, according to court records.
Thomas Wayne Bowden, 19, of Savannah Road in Hallwood, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery of Deputy Mark Anthony Coulbourne and Assistant Principal Shaun O’Shea of Arcadia High School. Sentencing was scheduled for March 21. He was initially charged with felony assault and battery of an officer.
Coulbourne said he was called to the office to deal with an unruly student, the file stated. “I was told by Mr. O’Shea that he was assaulted … When I went to control Bowden, he came behind me and tackled me on to a table. Mr. O’Shea had to assist to restrain Bowden as I proceeded to handcuff him.” The incident occurred on April 4.
In another case, Akease Da’Zhonn Downing, 22, of Pratt Lane in Onancock, pleaded guilty to eluding police in connection with a May incident. A presentence report was ordered. A count of reckless driving was not prosecuted. Sentencing was set for March 28.
Cynthia Lowe, 60, of Crisfield, Md., pleaded guilty to grand larceny of property belonging to Island Foods. The incident occurred Nov. 9, 2017. A short-form presentencing report was ordered. Sentencing was set for March 14.
Joshua Landon Russell, 45, of Sand Cove Road in Accomac, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony theft from Walmart. The crimes occurred in December 2017. Russell was remanded to jail to await sentencing on March 14.
Judgment was withheld for Jeffery Wayne Snead, 54, of Chicken City Road on Chincoteague, who was charged with illegal possession of fentanyl. The case was continued until Dec 12, 2019.
Also treated as a first offender was Colston Lee Holden, 63, of Vernon Road in New Church, who was indicted in April for possession of cocaine. His case was also continued for a year.
Bond was denied for Wesley Wilson, 40, of Shirley Circle of Parksley, who was charged with making a bomb/burn threat on Nov. 25. A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Accomack General District Court in February. Wilson is being held without bail in Accomack Jail.
Peter Alan Ward Jr., 49, of Horntown, was granted a secured bond of $10,000. Ward was indicted earlier this month on a count of assault and battery of Officer David Gladding of the Chincoteague Police Department. The incident occurred in September.
Larry William Austin Jr., of Wattsville, did not show up for his trial. He was charged with unlawful bodily injury in connection with a January 2017 incident. An arrest writ was ordered.