April 22, 2018
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Dexter man on probation for weapons charges arrested after allegedly leading police on foot pursuit

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

DEXTER, Maine — A man and two women, all from Dexter, were arrested early Sunday after reportedly leading police on a brief foot pursuit.

Officer Dana Gatcomb had sought to pull over David Bowden, 42, for a broken taillight, according to Dexter police Chief Kevin Wintle, but Bowden and his two passengers, Jessica Falvey, 39, and Katrina Price, 22, bolted from the vehicle on foot after it had stopped.

Gatcomb pursued Bowden while Officer Scott Jones ran after the women, according to Wintle, and Bowden would not stop despite Gatcomb’s commands to do so, reaching in his pocket at one point.

Fearing that Bowden may be armed, Gatcomb deployed his Taser and managed to get Bowden to the ground, according to Wintle.

Bowden was discovered to be on federal probation for several weapons charges, Wintle said. Jones also managed to get the women into custody.

Bowden was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, operating without a license, unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs and OUI, Wintle said. Additional charges against him are possible.

Price had an undisclosed warrant for her arrest out of Piscataquis County and was charged with only the warrant, while Falvey was charged with unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs.

Bowden was brought to Penobscot County Jail, Price to Piscataquis County Jail, and Falvey was released on bail from the Dexter police station.


Correction: A previous version of this story erroneously switched the name of the suspect and the name of the arresting officer in referring to the act of Officer Dana Gatcomb taking David Bowden into custody, and misidentified Katrina Price as Katrina Pierce.

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