“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Receives Confirmation in the Death of Pickens County Man Charged with Double Murder”

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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Receives Confirmation in the Death of Pickens County Man Charged with Double Murder

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office was notified earlier today that Albert Leon Bowen (64yoa) charged in the murders of Dickie Stewart and William Isaacs, Jr. has passed away while in the custody of the US Marshals Service.

Bowen was charged with two counts of Murder on September 14, 2015, after both victims were found deceased that morning along the roadside of North Homestead Dr. in Pickens. Autopsies confirmed that both men died from multiple wounds fired from a shotgun.

Albert Bowen had remained in custody since his arrest and was turned over to the United States Marshals Service on October 22, 2015, at which time he was flown out of state for psychological evaluations pursuant to judicial directives.

The Sheriff’s Office has been advised that Mr. Bowen suffered a health issue while in the process of being brought back to South Carolina and was recently admitted to an out of state hospital. He subsequently died from health complications while in the hospital at approximately 4:30am this morning.

The Sheriff’s Office does not have any additional information and further inquiries regarding Bowen’s death should be directed to Deputy United States Marshal Douglas Leslie. He can be reached at the following:

Email: douglas.leslie@usdoj.gov

Office: (864) 232-1566


“Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Theft of Antique Car”




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Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Theft of Antique Car 

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the forced entry into rental storage units located at #119 Beacon Hill Ct. in Easley, SC. The incident occurred on December 29, 2015 during the mid to late afternoon hours.  The suspect(s) gained entry after cutting the locks off of the doors to five of the storage rooms.

One of the storage units contained an antique automobile described as a 1932 Ford Model B. The vehicle is red in color and the hood of the car was detached and left behind at the storage facility.  At the time of the theft, the vehicle was displaying SC license tag # LHV-587.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently pursuing several leads and is asking anyone that may have any information regarding these incidents to please call the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 898-5500 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

I have attached  photos of the actual vehicle that was taken during this incident.