Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 211 PC- robbery, 29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of firearm, 30305(A)1PC- felon in possession of ammunition, 12022(A)1PC- armed in commission of felony, 3056 PC- parole hold
Report Number:
2013-39615    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
211 PC- robbery, 29800(A)1PC- felon in possession of firearm, 30305(A)1PC- felon in possession of ammunition, 12022(A)1PC- armed in commission of felony, 3056 PC- parole hold
Location:
76000 block of Highway 162, Covelo, Ca
When: Date: 12-22-2013 Time: 0630 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Round Valley Tribe
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Daniel Lucas Bowes 29 Covelo, Ca
         
Written by: Sergeant Mike Davis
Synopsis: On 12-22-2013 at approximately 0630 hours, a male subject wearing a hooded black jacket and wearing a bandana on his face, walked into the Hidden Oaks Convenience Store in Covelo, California.

The store had just opened for business. The subject walked up to the clerk as she counted money for the cash register. The subject pointed a sawed-off shotgun or rifle of some kind at her and demanded she give him the money.

As the clerk leaned backwards away from him, the suspect grabbed the money from the counter-top. The subject threatened to kill the clerk if she called law enforcement and then fled on foot.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies responded to investigate the incident and were assisted by personnel from the California Highway Patrol and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Sheriff's Deputies reviewed the store's surveillance camera video footage of the incident. The Deputies were assisted by an employee of the Round Valley Tribe in reviewing the footage to see if the subject's mannerisms, scars, tattoos or other personal traits would help to identify him, despite his covered face.

The tribal employee watching the video saw the subject's stature and distinct walk and told Deputies they believed the suspect to be Daniel Lucas Bowes, a local parolee wanted on a parole warrant.

Based on that information, a search was conducted of a residence Bowes had provided to his parole agent.

At the residence on Little Lake Way in Covelo, Daniel Bowes was found inside a closet hiding under a pile of clothing on the floor.

An undisclosed amount of stolen money was located in the house, most of it under the pile of clothing where Bowes had been hiding.

A 20 gauge break-action shotgun was found between a mattress and box spring. It had been illegally sawed-off to a length of approximately 15 inches.

Bowes was arrested for the parole warrant, armed robbery, possession of a weapon and ammunition by a felon, possession of a prohibited weapon (a short barreled shotgun) and being armed while in commission of a felony.

Deputies interviewed Bowes and established further information to show he was the person who had committed the robbery as shown on the store’s surveillance footage.

Bowes was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be being held in lieu of a no bail status.

Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten