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Woman Threatens to “Eliminate Problems” After Judge Refuses to Lift Domestic Violence Injunction

ZEPHYRHILLS – A botched day in court led to one woman’s social media rant that landed her behind bars.

According to Pasco County Officials, 33-year-old Jeannie Lynn Bowman appeared before Judge Mary Handsel on August 1st to request a domestic violence injunction be terminated. Bowman, who is the petitioner in the case, submitted a motion to allow oral arguments during the hearing, but Judge Handsel denied her request and refused to lift the injunction. Bowman was so angry over the decision that she immediately posted on her Facebook page, “Jeannie Lynn Bowman is feeling angry. If anyone needs me, I’ll be at the top of a clocktower eliminating problems.” Bowman’s posts grew more disturbing with statements like, “Searching for one within sniping range of the courthouse, open to suggestion,” and, “Well, it’s that or homicide, so yeah. . . Cheers.”

Investigators say Bowman made several calls to an inmate at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center, where she was overheard saying that she knew where Judge Handsel’s daughter plays softball. Bowman admitted to making the threats and apologized, stating she would never carry them out.

Bowman was taken into custody and charged with felony written threats to kill or do bodily harm.

Bowman is held on a $10,000 bond.

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  • why isnt my exhusband behind bars for making terroristic threaths towards me and my family. and why isnt my ex father in law behind bars for pointing a gun at myself, my mother, and my brother for coming to help me and my kids get away from my abusive husband at the time all this accurred? Because lake county judge mark hill is bias and only think men rule the world. and constantly lets Tony Horn beat on women and children.

    Friday, 24 August 2018, 10:00 pm
  • If the Judge was Judy, she would not have liked the threats one bit!!!

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 7:57 am

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:08 am
  • Wow… All the hate on here…wow

    Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:19 pm
  • It’s very rare that both sides in a court case leave happy. In my former courthouse job I’ve seen Judge Handsel’s decisions dozens of times and she’s not only fair but insightful. She’s also a very loving and protective mother and I’m sure the not so veiled threat about her daughter bothered her the most.

    Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:15 am
    • I have been able to see Judge Handsell in action on numerous occasions coonectec to some of the work I do for victims. She is a remarkable woman and a truly insightful judge. This is clearly evidenced by her ruling in this case.

      Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:53 pm
  • This is concidered an Indirect Threat by Florida Law thanks to a rag head we have a part of the law below.


    A conviction for written threats does not require an intent on part of the defendant to actually harm the victim/recipient.  Saidi v. State, 845 So. 2d 1022, 1027 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003).

    If that the case, I have to go to Jailnurse98 comment which he has a good point. If they want to jail this women for her Indirect Threat to an overlord then they better start jailing all the idiots that threaten the President and his family in which they were all direct threats in Florida. Where are they arresting them? Boy have not seen one arrest yet.

    This should of been handled by a visit to her home given a warning of her post and that would of been the end of that.

    Monday, 13 August 2018, 7:53 am
  • Remarkably stupid woman.

    Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:31 am
  • Tom Benecke, don’t know how old you are but do you remember George Carlin ‘s 7 words you can’t say on T.v.??? He got arrested for that Freedom of speech. But he didn’t threaten anyone with that routine. Nor did he sound as if he would do himself harm. This woman is a loose cannon and an angry loose cannon. If she carries out her threats not only could the judge and/or her family be in danger but so could ALOT of others.see statement about knowing where judges’ daughter plays softball -there could be more innocent victims at softball games if this person has off half cocked and starts blasting away. Thank God a crazy is off the street right now. She is a grown person and knows right from wrong. She is also a spoiled brat who couldn’t get her way.

    Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:02 am
  • Tom Benecke, if someone makes a threat to end someones life it is a Felony. Especially to a Judge or any public official. This has nothing to do with ones freedom of speech. You seem as angry as miss Bowman.

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 11:48 pm
  • Just another POS from New York.

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 10:06 pm
    • Ah, really and you know this how? It says she’s from New York? I don’t know but you sound like you might be from New York. You must not be very smart because you never have anything new to say there northerner..

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:55 am
      • Her arrest record clearly states she is from New York.

        Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:03 pm
    • No ,
      you are just a prejudiced idiot .

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 2:23 am
    • You are the Idiot. You post the same comment on several of these stories.

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 8:03 am
    • So move this county would be a ghetto without northerners..timber pines silver thorn..wealthy from NY..not trash..locals in need northern money moron

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:33 am
      • This County has become a ghetto because of New York and New Jersey transplants. You have no idea how beautiful and tranquil this area was before you moved here. We natives don’t need or want your money. Your money ripped out beautiful trees so you could have crappy restaurants that all serve the same food from the same vendor. You think having a Walmart every 5 miles is a good thing. Every business built in this county in the past 10 years has been bottom of the barrel low paying because it makes you feel better about your own income that would not have been enough to feed you in New York. Every New Yorker I have met in Hernando County is arrogant, selfish, and rude. You have no idea how to drive and blame everything on everyone else. The natives here were bred with manners and gentility, not inbred. Please go anywhere else but here and take the slums you brought down here with you.

        Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 6:48 pm

          Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:05 pm
        • I’m not sure what county your talking about, but in 1999 this county was not the tranquil peace loving county you so eloquently stated, ( hence Wildwood), the meth Mecca of West Hernando, When my family retired from Chicago and bought property in the Heather.
          Also, from the research I have done as a part of my job description, I have encountered several individuals who are native Floridians that have been part of the manufacturing of illicit drugs that have supplied the western part of the state for the better part of the last 25 years. No mention of New York or New Jersey etc. I am not going to sit back and say that some of the crimes have not been caused by people from up North, that would be ludicrous. But to sit back and claim innocence is also ludicrous.

          Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:46 pm
          • In the 70’s and up through the early 90’s it was. Most homes were retirees from the Midwest and locals. And I agree with ET. Everyone that I have seen tailgating, being rude, and pushing for these businesses that pay less than minimum wage has had a NY sticker of some sort on their vehicle.

            Friday, 17 August 2018, 5:56 pm
    • For the comment on new Yorker.. You inbreds love our money though. . Stfu

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 4:40 pm
      • Hernando countians might be inbred. BUT I’m a Florida born person (NOT FROM HERNANDO COUNTY THANK GOD AND NOT INBRED) and I could care less about your MONEY. You could go to Arizona, California, wherever and I still wouldn’t miss your money you arrogant pompous idiot. You have to bring money to Florida with you to bail out your relatives who come here and get jailed.

        Monday, 13 August 2018, 7:39 pm
  • You sir are just as insane as she is if you think her posts should be protected under the first amendment. I prefer law enforcement to intervene BEFORE something happens. Don’t want your first amendment”attacked” don’t post threats of any kind. Period.

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 9:09 pm
  • Why aren’t the people who threaten President Trump’s life, along with his family, in prison? What’s the difference, here?

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 8:50 pm
    • Wait someone threatened the presidents life?! OMG I had no idea! Outrageous! This must be the first time in American history anyone has every threatened a president…..with the exception of the 4 who were assassinated of course. Smh. I will say only a crazy person would want to threaten the life of a president….or judge or senator etc and does so at their peril.

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 6:56 am
  • so the kid that shot up a school and put all the fb postings beforehand saying that he was gonna do it never got a second look, hell he even had guns in the picture…… but because this girls comments were made regarding someone of ‘power’ she is arrested? thi is too much..

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 8:40 pm
  • First of all threatening people these days have to be taken seriously because there are so many crazy people out there today.

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 8:40 pm
  • Dats a dumb bitch

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 7:48 pm
    • Vote for…

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 8:57 pm
  • The most ridiculous situation and arrest I’ve ever seen the lady arrested should find the best attorney in Florida and sue Pasco County for harassment as she has no right to free speech now? I thought we had a constitution in the United States it’s a sign changed to think the enforcement spends all their time on social media walking to harass taxpayers what a a pitiful excuse to arrest someone. is business that slow that they have to generate money by stealing from the taxpayer and homeowner?

    Sunday, 12 August 2018, 6:53 pm
    • Dumbass there are limits to free speech and in todays world threatening someone is one of them.. Too many pyscho’s out there anymore

      Sunday, 12 August 2018, 8:39 pm
      • Exactly, The ones who disagree with this. Have never been threatened. Or felt they were in fear of their lives. When you take it to the level that she did and start discussing the school that her child goes to. I agree 100%. TOM B Just likes to hear himself spew.

        Saturday, 18 August 2018, 9:21 am
    • Tom, you didn’t hear that the social media tech giants announce war on free speech by censoring peoples channels on 8/6. Get it 86? The locals want to get on that action also. This is just the beginning it’s going to get worse the closer we get to the midterm elections.

      Sunday, 12 August 2018, 10:00 pm
    • You are so stupid it hurt to read your comment. You do not understand the First Amendment and you do not understand Criminal Law.

      Sunday, 12 August 2018, 10:58 pm
    • Freedom of speech under the First Amendment means you are free to express ideas without the government censoring you. It does not cover making death threats. If you would have paid attention in school, you might be familiar with the example (from the time period during which it was written) that you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater (If there were not actually a fire). She would have every right under the first amendment to express her unhappiness with the judge, or call for the judge to be elected out or maybe investigated (not that it would happen) but not making threats against the judge or her family.

      Sunday, 12 August 2018, 11:02 pm
    • Tom Benecke, Obviously you do not understand the constitution. She made terroristic threats and did have the capacity to carry them out. I believe that she did this from the courtroom where all phones must be off as well.

      Monday, 13 August 2018, 6:17 am

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