Parolee accused of stealing car, watch

JERSEY SHORE — A Lock Haven parolee has been locked up on charges of allegedly stealing a car and threatening a man with a knife, according to Tiadaghton Valley Regional police.

In addition to those offenses, Devon Paul Bowmaster, 23, allegedly stole a $200 watch that he had in his possession when he was committed to the Clinton County Correctional Facility on a probation violation during the early morning hours of Dec. 30.

Hours before his incarceration, Bowmaster was reportedly seen trying to get into several vehicles in the 400 block of High Street in the borough, police alleged in court papers.

He also stole a woman’s car in the 300 block of Thompson Street, where he pulled a knife on a man who stopped to question him about what he was doing, police said. The vehicle was later recovered in the 200 block of Railroad Street.

A short time after the High Street call, police took Bowmaster into custody without incident in the 1400 block of Allegheny Street and transported him to the Clinton County prison on a probation violation. However, while in custody, he spit on an officer and threatened the officer and his family, police alleged.

A day or two later, police received a report from a man who reported that his watch was stolen from his vehicle while parked on High Street. When police contacted the prison, it turned out that Bowmaster did indeed have the man’s watch.

Bowmaster has been arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on numerous charges, including aggravated harassment by a prisoner, felony theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, terroristic threats, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. He was recommitted in lieu of $50,000 bail.