Border agent indicted for striking migrant with vehicle
Jun. 06, 2018
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent is facing charges for allegedly hitting a border-crosser with his vehicle.
The Arizona Daily Star reported Wednesday a federal grand jury handed an indictment against 38-year-old Matthew Bowen on May 30.
According to court documents, Bowen faces one count each of deprivation of rights under color of law and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
Federal prosecutors say Bowen hit a 23-year-old Guatemalan man with an agency vehicle Dec. 3 at a port of entry in Nogales.
The man was hospitalized with abrasions to his right hand and knees.
Prosecutors also accuse Bowen of lying in a report to a superior that he wasn't sure if he had hit the man.
Bowen's listed attorney, Sean Chapman, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.