The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 20, 2013

Fayette man indicted for failure to appear

From Staff Reports

— A Fayette County man, who previously pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography charges was indicted Tuesday for allegedly failing to appear for a May 2012 sentencing hearing, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.

The grand jury sitting in Huntington indicted Brett David Bowyer, 34, of Scarbro, with one count of failing to appear for sentencing as required by the conditions of his release.

Bowyer failed to appear for sentencing that was scheduled for May 30, 2012 in Bluefield after he previously pleaded guilty in October 2011 to possession of child pornography.

Bowyer was arrested June 12 in Florida after being stopped for failing to change lanes for a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy whose vehicle had its emergency lights flashing.

Bowyer faces up to an additional five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted failing to appear for sentencing.

The United States Marshals Service conducted the investigation and assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa Johnston is in charge of the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of U.S. Attorney Goodwin’s ongoing initiative to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse in the Southern District of West Virginia.