Bowlin granted judicial release after 30 days

GREENVILLE—One man was issued a judicial release in Darke County Common Pleas on Thursday morning. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Matthew K. L. Bowlin, 28, of Greenville, was granted judicial release after serving approximately 30 days at the London Correctional Institute, on one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony. He was initially sentenced to 18 months.

Bowlin told the court that while incarcerated he’s worked hard.

“I’ve been helping out with the staff here and helping out around the dorm,” Bowlin said. “Just trying to stay positive and read my Bible. Praying to God. I’ve changed a lot, just in the last 30 days. I want to come home and better myself, get treatment.”

Upon his release, Bowlin will be placed supervision for a period of up to 60 months. If he fails to comply, the court could impose the balance of his sentence.

Darke County Common Pleas Court hearings are available to stream on YouTube at:


Abigail Miller / Staff Writer

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