Warrant issued for John Bowlen for probation violation in Colorado after Calif. arrest

Posted at 4:54 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 00:27:32-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. – John Bowlen, the son of Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, now has a warrant for his arrest out of Arapahoe County for violating probation in a 2015 harassment case.

Bowlen was arrested Sunday afternoon in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. on two charges related to drinking and driving.

His arrest triggered the violation of his two-year probation, which he received as a sentence in April 2016 after he was found guilty of misdemeanor harassment. A drug and alcohol evaluation was also part of that sentence, but Tuesday’s revocation of probation says that he hasn’t sent his probation officer verification that he’d enrolled or completed a program.

The court order out of Arapahoe County also says that Bowlen hasn’t completed 24 hours of community service ordered by the court as part of his probation, nor has he paid $1,287.50 in court costs he was ordered to pay.

Bowlen’s probation also stipulated that Bowlen not leave the state of Colorado while on probation.

Bowlen had originally been charged with two counts of domestic violence after his girlfriend called 911 on him because he was inebriated and shoved her against a wall, according to police reports.

But one of the counts was dropped, and he was found guilty of the harassment charge.

The probation officers requested the Arapahoe County judge set the bond his warrant carries at $250.

When reached by phone Tuesday evening, Bowlen's attorney, Harvey Steinberg, declined to say where Bowlen was and declined further comment.