GBI: Michael Bowman walked behind GPD Officer Kevin Jordan and shot him repeatedly in the back

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Michael Bowman, the Griffin man accused of murdering Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin Police Department, has been bound over to stand trial in Spalding County Superior Court.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Leigh Brooks, the lead investigator in Jordan’s murder, was on Tuesday afternoon the sole witness during a preliminary hearing held before Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh.
Brooks testified that numerous witnesses described the incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 31, at the Waffle House on North Expressway.
Bowman, along with Chantell Mixon and Tyler Taylor, were allegedly creating a disturbance inside the restaurant, at which Jordan was working a part-time security job.
Jordan entered the restaurant from the parking lot and began to remove the trio.
Brooks testified that witnesses said this led Mixon to become increasingly belligerent.
Witnesses reported that when Jordan began to place Mixon under arrest, Bowman walked around behind the officer’s back and opened fire, striking him repeatedly in the back.
Brooks initially sought and received an arrest warrant charging Bowman with one count of felony murder, but Spalding County Senior Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Schwartz requested additional charges be added.
Cavanaugh’s ruling found that probable cause had been presented to bind Bowman over on one count of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of felony obstruction and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Prior to Bowman’s preliminary hearing before Cavanaugh, the defendant appeared before Griffin Judicial Circuit Senior Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards, who denied bond.
Following the day’s court proceedings, Bowman was returned to the Clayton County Jail where he will await trial.

Michael Bowman, who stands accused of murdering Officer Kevin Jordan, of the Griffin Police Department, listened to arguments during his Tuesday afternoon preliminary hearing held before Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh. Bowman is represented by Public Defender Diana Davis, center, and Spalding County Senior Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Schwartz, standing far right, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the state of Georgia.

Michael Bowman, who stands accused of murdering Officer Kevin Jordan, of the Griffin Police Department, listened to arguments during his Tuesday afternoon preliminary hearing held before Spalding County Chief Magistrate Judge Rita Cavanaugh. Bowman is represented by Public Defender Diana Davis, center, and Spalding County Senior Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Schwartz, standing far right, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the state of Georgia.

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Comments

  1. I am completely not in favor of the new airport coming to Griffin. This small town is a happy place, with a decent amount of people & traffic. We do not need to add more traffic & people coming only for the airport. We have a perfectly nice airport next to the Kiwanis center.

    • What the hell does an airport have to do with this news article? Unless you are trying to make the connection that having an airport will increase crime due to an increased amount of outsiders then by all means you have made a case but your current comment is unwarranted and doesnt have anything to do with the article. Asshole!

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