Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

August 17, 2011

Missouri man allegedly uses car in attempt to commit murder

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Appanoose County Sheriff's Office has accused a Green City, Mo., man with attempt to commit murder and violation of a no contact order.

The complaint and affidavit filed July 5 by Appanoose County Deputy Sheriff Dennis G. Daniels states Doyle Wayne Cowan, 54, on July 4 at 10:46 a.m. at 22492 135th Ave., Centerville, used his vehicle to run down and hit Jason Binanual Seals.

"Cowan got out of his car and threw what is believed to be a 12 inch Crescent wrench at Seals. Cowan then got into the blue car that he was driving and began chasing Seals around the yard multiple times between the trees with the vehicle striking lawn ornaments in the process, before striking Seals with the car, throwing Seals up over the hood of the car," Daniels' report states. "Seals was able to get up and run over to the house with Cowan coming toward him again in an attempt to strike him and yelling that he was going to shoot Seals."

Cowan left the residence after Seals yelled the cops are coming, according to Daniels' report.

The report states Cowan went to 22492 135th Ave., Centerville, the home of his ex-girlfriend, Vivian Denise Calhoun, about Seals being her boyfriend.

Cowan has a $25,300 cash bond. His next hearing is set for today at 10:30 p.m.

Cowan stands accused of violating a no contact order Calhoun had against him. The court issued a no contact order July 27 against Cowan protecting Seals.

Attempt to commit murder is a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in state prison.