A Rolla woman is being charged with four felonies counts following an attack she allegedly made against two men.
Teannia C. M. Bowman, age 28, is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault and armed criminal action, as well as the unlawful use of a weapon.
According to the case’s probable cause statement, an officer responded to a report of a disturbance on State Route O in Rolla. Upon arriving, he met with two men and Bowman. Before the officer could introduce himself, Bowman stated she “didn’t have the knife anymore.”
Bowman was placed in double locked hand cuffs, according to the probable cause statement, and secured in the officer’s patrol vehicle. One of the men, whom the officer said in his report lived at the address, stated Bowman arrived and “started slapping and scratching, the other man," according to the report.
The man who was attacked stated Bowman tried choking him and scratched his neck, causing him to bleed, as well as his face and ear.
According to the probable cause statement, both men told the officer Bowman went to her vehicle, returning with a knife which she began swinging at them. One was cut on his left index finger, and Bowman then allegedly began trying to cut the tire on his car.
Upon her arrest, Bowman was advised of her Miranda rights, according to the probable cause statement, and she told the officer she threw the knife into the passenger seat of the car. The knife was located between the seat and the door within the vehicle. Bowman also allegedly told the officer she wasn’t trying to cut the man, but he had pulled her hair.
According to the officer’s report, each party denied medical attention, and photographs of the injuries were taken. Bowman was placed on a 24 hour hold for the charges. A records check revealed a prior arrest for assault in the third degree.