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Dawn Rowland
Dawn Rowland


     The Sheriff's Office has arrested 44 year old DAWN LOUISE ROWLAND of rural Mountain Home on domestic violence charges after responding to a reported disturbance Saturday evening, October 26th. 

     At approximately 7:04 PM Saturday, the Sheriff's Office received a report of a physical domestic disturbance at 2325 Highway 5 North in which a man was reported to be cut up badly and lying on the ground covered in blood.  Deputies responded and made contact with DAWN ROWLAND, who became extremely agitated.  She was carrying a bottle of vodka.  Deputies then found the male victim in front of the residence in a pool of blood and broken glass.  He told deputies that he had been attacked by DAWN ROWLAND and had been cut up with a knife, which turned out to be a machete.  He had several gashes on him.  He was quickly transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home for treatment.  The victim suffered serious injuries.  He was found to have four deep gashes from the machete as well as other cuts from broken glass.  The machete was found, seized, and taken into evidence.

     While in the process of trying to load the victim for transport, DAWN ROWLAND came over and was yelling.  She was very argumentative and refused to stop interfering with the ambulance crew.  ROWLAND was placed under arrest.  She resisted the arrest, and the deputy then used a TASER device to subdue ROWLAND and effectuate the arrest.  She was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Detention Center.  DAWN ROWLAND has been charged with:

Domestic Battery in the First Degree - Felony
Resisting Arrest - Misdemeanor
Obstructing Governmental Operations - Misdemeanor

     DAWN ROWLAND is being held in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond.  She will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on November 7th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff