On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at about 8 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Coupe after observing the vehicle with a broken tail light near the intersection of Meyers Ave. and Herrick Ave. in Eureka.
Upon stopping the vehicle the deputy contacted the driver, 43-year-old Jimmy Darrell Bowie of Loleta, and a male passenger. Bowie is a convicted felon and was determined to be driving on a suspended license. During a search of Bowie, deputies located ammunition in his pocket. While searching the vehicle, deputies also located a stolen, loaded pistol and 15 pounds of processed marijuana.
Bowie was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: felon in possession of a firearm, person prohibited in possession of a firearm, person prohibited in possession of ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm to commit a felony, transportation/sale of marijuana and driving on a suspended license.
Bowie was also charged with the following infractions: possession of concentrated cannabis, driving with a broken tail light and possession of marijuana for sales.
The male passenger was cited for misdemeanor possession of heroin and was released on scene.