Billings Man David William Bowman Suffering From Diminished Mental Health Issues, According to Billings Probation And Parole But Then Places Man Back Into Court System For Failure To Report

May 11, 2019








(This is Not a Photo of David William Bowman but a stand in Photo to protect his identity since David William Bowman has mental Issues)


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In other words, the prosecution  or Plaintiff's must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each essential element of the crime or civil allegations charged or leveled.  Until then the defendant or respondent is considered innocent of the charges or civil allegations

by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter

Syndicated by: Montana News

Billings man David William Bowman has been on Probation with the Adult Probation and Parole in Billings.   The Probation Officer handling David Bowman is Probation and Parole Officer Breanne Lewis.

According to the Billings Probation and Parole Office,  a warrant and bond regarding David Bowman requested by his Probation Officer Breanne Lewis.

Bowman was on Probation for case #18-0591

Bowman failed to report to his Probation Officer and was using METH and Marijuana.

However,  According to Bowman's own Probation Officer,  Breanne Lewis suspects that the mental condition of David William Bowman has dramatically diminished and that he may have Psychosis which would explain his failure to report and his continued use of METH and Marijuana.

Instead of getting David William Bowman medial or mental experts, the Probation and Parole are placing David William Bowman back into the Court system for yet more charges and possible revocation of Probation.

The Montana News reached out to a chemical and Alcohol and behavior expert and asked them if this was the appropriate way to handle someone whose mental condition is dramatically diminishing and who is using drugs.

The expert told the Montana News Investigative reporter that unfortunately yes and no.

She explained that somehow they Probation Officer has to get David William Bowman into court so that the court can order the appropriate methods to address those particular mental health issues.  So Yes because people with mental health issues commonly don't know that they have psychological problems and even if they do know their status mentally, they usually do not seek help on their own.

However no, because the "system" locks them up or releases them without any help.  The expert stated to the Montana News Investigative reporter that it is so important that people understand those who have mental health issues and have some compassion when dealing with them.


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