DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to Arrest of Avenue Man

November 20, 2019
James Ernest Bowles, 62, of Avenue

James Ernest Bowles, 62, of Avenue

On December 21, 2018, Deputy First Class Ball of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 38700 block of Collinwood Drive in Abell, for the reported burglary.

Investigation determined an unknown individual forced entry into the victim’s residence and removed personal property. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab responded and processed the scene for latent fingerprints and DNA. The DNA samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

In May of 2019, the sheriff’s office received information that a the submitted DNA had a positive match with a DNA sample on file in the database.

In June of 2019, a search warrant was executed to obtain a DNA sample from James Ernest Bowles, 62, of Avenue. The samples obtained for Bowles were submitted and analyzed; the samples were a positive match for DNA obtained from the scene of the burglary.

On November 19, 2019, Bowles was arrested and charged with the following:

Burglary First Degree
Burglary Third Degree
Malicious Destruction of Property

Bowles remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

James Ernest Bowles, 62, of Avenue

James Ernest Bowles, 62, of Avenue

35 Responses to DNA Match From Burglary in Abell Leads to Arrest of Avenue Man

  1. Gomez Addams on November 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Fester? Is that you?!!!

    • stan on November 21, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      By gawd Capn’ that’s the ol’ Bowles boy from down in the 7th D. He a good ol’ boy.

  2. Bebop on November 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Uncle Fester!!!!

  3. Morticia Addams on November 20, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Uncle Fester ,, just why ?

  4. Anonymous on November 20, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    62? Must be a real pos career criminal if you’re doing this crap at that age.

  5. Anonymous on November 20, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Munster family

  6. Crazy Fool on November 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Crazy Fools… Stop stealing

  7. Anonymous on November 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Uncle Fester? Is that you?

    • Free Fester on November 22, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      YES IT”S ME!

      What else can I do?

      The show has been off-air now for decades!

  8. Anonymous on November 20, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Fat Boy needs a new career..Leaving calling cards at the crime seen.

    • The REAL Truth on November 21, 2019 at 10:02 am

      You claim to be able to pull off the perfect crime yet you can’t even spell ‘scene’ correctly?

      Sounds like you need a NEW education starting at 3rd grade!

      • Tyshawn on November 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

        One of my favorites things is one SOMD guy calling out another SOMD guy for lack of education. Bravo!

      • Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        That must be your daddy up there..

      • FAIL on November 22, 2019 at 12:14 pm

        Sounds like you both need to get a room.

        • Anonymous on November 22, 2019 at 6:49 pm

          I just checked all the hotels in Lexington Park It seems all the rooms are reserved in you wifes name.

      • Anonymous on November 22, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        Sounds like Fat Boy’s your daddy.

      • Anonymous on November 23, 2019 at 1:41 am

        So tell me something Grammar Fairy who said anything about pulling off the perfect crime ? Maybe you need some reading lessons!

  9. Anonymous on November 20, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Uncle Fester is that you?!

  10. Gomez on November 21, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Another WASTE of human excrement.

    Didn’t THINK po-duck-holler LEOs could spell DNA, did ya?

  11. Wednesday on November 21, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Uncle Fester say it isn’t so!

  12. Anonymous on November 21, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Wow alot different comments on here when it’s a white person I see

    • Wiggy on November 24, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Yeah it is. We’re not used to seeing white people committing crimes so it’ll take us a minute to come up with something that appeases you. Any suggestions?

    • Malcolm X on November 25, 2019 at 6:46 am

      And there it is ladies and gentlemen; the obligatory race-bait comment. Must be nice to have that card and pull it out whenever something doesn’t go your way.

    • Bobaloo on November 25, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Maybe because he didn’t kill or injure anyone else driving like an idiot or pushing dope?

    • Anonymous II on November 27, 2019 at 6:25 am

      Please explain what you mean. The only difference I see is the missing comments defending this guy because “he’s a pillar of the community” or “he’s a good guy and the police have it wrong” or the preverbal “he didn’t do nothing.” It’s more annoying that SMNEWSNET allows this comment but previous retorts posted by me are not published, especially since they are in line with the original underlying message posted by you, “Anonymous.”

  13. Purna on November 21, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Uncle Fester from Adams family

  14. Greggy on November 21, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Is that Uncle Fester?

  15. Real Deal on November 23, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Well, Uncle Fester was white. But if somebody looked like Uncle Remus, then the comments would definitely be a lot different! Hahaha! Idiot!

  16. Post something no one else thought of... on November 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Is that Uncle Fester?

  17. steve on November 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    looks like uncle fester from adams

  18. Thing on November 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Uncle Fester???????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????!!!!!!!!! Is that you????!!!