OXFORD — A suspect in a burglary this week was arrested when he appeared in court on five unrelated charges.
Scott P. Bowie, 35, of 86 Fore St., Oxford, was arrested at 9 a.m. Thursday for failure to appear on earlier charges, including burglary and domestic violence assault. According to jail booking records, an hour later Bowie was charged with burglary and theft in a Tuesday incident on Robinson Hill Road in Oxford.
An alleged accomplice in the burglary is still missing, as is a gun reported stolen from the home, police said. Oxford police Sgt. Rickie Jack said police believe they know the second suspect’s identity but weren’t yet releasing it.
Bowie was arrested when he appeared in Oxford County Superior Court a day late for a docket call. Lt. Michael Dailey of the Paris Police Department and Cpl. Chancey Libby of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office arrested him, according to Oxford police Chief Jonathan Tibbetts.
Tibbetts would not comment on the evidence against Bowie.
He was due to appear in court Wednesday for a docket call for charges of burglary, domestic violence assault, obstructing report of a crime, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and criminal mischief.
Early Tuesday afternoon, an Oxford resident reported two people loading items from a neighbor’s home into a van. The van left the scene, but Oxford County dispatchers gave local police agencies a description of it and helped coordinate a police effort to find the van.
When police made contact with the van on Paris Hill Road, the driver crashed while trying to escape and the van’s two occupants ran into the woods near the Cornwall Nature Preserve. The van was filled with items taken from the home on Robinson Hill Road, but a 9 mm handgun and ammunition reportedly stolen were not recovered, police said.
Sgt. Jack said the crashed van belonged to Bert Morin of Oxford. Tibbetts said Bowie was using it legally.