Last updated: May 11. 2014 2:05PM - 572 Views
By Ilene Haluska ihaluska@civitasmedia.com

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DARKE COUNTY - Matthew K. Bowlin, 21, of Greenville and Marion, entered a plea of not guilty for burglary, and breaking and entering charges Friday during a video arraignment at the Darke County Courthouse.

Judge Jonathan P. Hein appointed an attorney for Bowlin, who faces up to 49 years in prison and $92,500 for all of the offenses.

The Darke County Grand Jury indicted the young man in February on six charges of burglary to residences, second degree felonies, and one charge of breaking and entering a business, a fifth degree felony that occurred in 2012.

The Darke County Courthouse arraignment was done via video from the North Central Correctional facility in Marion prison, because he was was arrested Aug. 5, 2013, when the Darke County Narcotics Unit and Greenville Police Department discovered him and Adam D. Sturgill, 24, of Greenville, transporting a backpack containing items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Bowlin is serving in Marion a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to an amended charge of illegally manufacturing drugs, a second degree felony, according to court documents.

The court expects the case to be completed before Bowlin is released from prison in December 2016.

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