Odessa man accused of assault with watermelon

Michael Bowlen, 40. (Odessa Police Department)
Michael Bowlen, 40. (Odessa Police Department)(KOSA)
Published: Sep. 18, 2017 at 6:32 PM CDT
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An Odessa man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting his wife with a watermelon.

Michael Bowlen, 40, has been charged and arrested for two counts of Assault Family Violence with a Prior Conviction, a 3rd Degree Felony.

According to the Odessa Police Department, their officers responded to a home in the 5300 block of Clinton on Friday for a call of a disturbance.

When police arrived on scene they found a man, identified as Bowlen, walking south.

An investigation revealed that following a disturbance, Bowlen jabbed her torso with a watermelon causing injury, according to OPD. He then allegedly punched his brother-in-law in the head.

Police learned that Bowlen had a previous conviction for family assault violence.

Bowlen was then charged and arrested accordingly.