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A Kentucky man is in hot water with two Wisconsin counties after he allegedly took a semi-truck, damaged it, ditched it in Lake Superior and then tried to report the incident to Manheim Milwaukee in Raymond.

Anthony Bowles, 36, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with obstructing a police officer in Racine County. If convicted, Bowles faces up to nine months in jail and/or fined up to $10,000.

According to the criminal complaint, a trooper with the Wisconsin State Patrol was assisting the Douglas county Sheriff’s Department with an ongoing investigation. The trooper received a tip that Bowles and another man were at Manheim Milwaukee in Raymond.

Suspected of damaging a semi-truck, Bowles ditched the semi into Lake Superior in Douglas County.

The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office will be filing charges against Bowles for theft of moveable property greater than $10,000 and criminal damage to property.¬†Bowles and the other man were at Manheim Milwaukee in Raymond to “document information about the semi-truck involved in the incident,” the complaint reads.

When the state trooper showed up, Bowles ran and his partner told the trooper: “He ran! He ran! My partner! He Ran!” As the trooper was talking to the other man, Bowles called him and told him he was hiding. The man told Bowles to “man up to what he did” and the trooper arrested Bowles.

Both men denied being involved in ditching the semi in Douglas County. But a surveillance video showed that Bowles was involved in the Douglas County incident.

He told them he ran because he did not want to go back to jail. Bowles criminal record includes: a felony embezzlement charge out of Michigan, felony complicity charge out of Kentucky, several misdemeanors, theft by deception, and theft by unlawful taking/disposition, according to the criminal complaint.

Officials with Douglas County also said that Bowles will be extradited to Douglas County to face the charges he has there.




Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.