Arrest in Sand Springs Attempted Rape

Jun 29, 2013

Suspect Steve Bowes
Credit Sand Springs Police

The Sand Springs Police Department makes an arrest in connection with the attempted rape of a 20 year old Sand Springs woman. Tips led detectives to 49-year-old Steven Ray Bowes  of Tulsa.

As a result of the interview, as well as the recovery of evidence believed to be associated with this case, Bowes was arrested on charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, and attempted forcible sodomy.

The victim reported she was running in River City Park last Sunday afternoon. She indicated the suspect passed her on a bicycle. As she passed under Highway 97 bridge, she encountered the suspect again. She said he waited until she approached and pulled a handgun where she was abducted.