Leon R. Bowman, 61, of Dixon is facing four charges related to a domestic altercation that include domestic assault.

Bowman has been charged with class C felony Sexual Abuse in the first degree, class E felony Domestic Assault in the third degree, class E felony Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and class D felony Possession of a Controlled Substance.

If convicted, Bowman could receive three to 10 years for the Sexual Abuse charge, two to four years for the Domestic Assault charge, two to four years for the weapon charge, and two to seven years for the drug charge.

According to court documents, Pulaski County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to the 1900 Block of Camp Rd. in response to a reported "incident of domestic assault."

The investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement that the alleged victim reported that she had been at the address to "collect her belongings" when the altercation occured.

The victim alleged that Bowman "grabbed her and held her down on the couch in the living room." The victim went on to say that Bowman allegedly held her down on her stomach with his arms around her chest during the altercation. She also alleged that, some time during the altercation, Bowman "groped her breasts and kissed her on the mouth while holding her down on the couch."

The investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement that the alleged victim reported being afraid that Bowman "was going to rape her."

According to the probable cause statement, the alleged victim bit Bowman's "forearms in self defense" and "was able to obtain a knife for self defense, at which time Leon tried to take it away from her."

The victim, according to the investigating officer, reported that she told Bowman that "her friends and family would come to defend her" prompting Bowman to allegedly go into another room and obtain a shotgun to point at her.

The investigating officer also wrote in charging document that the alleged victim "complained of pain to her abdomen and back, and scratches to her arms."

According to the probable cause statement, Bowman told the investigating officer that he did get a shotgun for self defense after the alleged victim said her friends and family would come to defend her, "but put the shotgun outside and on top of his trailer."

The investigating officer went on to report that Bowman allegedly admitted to holding the victim down on the couch, but it was "to get the knife away from her." He also admitted to the investigating officer that he was bitten on his forearms and the officer noted in the probable cause statement the presence of two bite marks on Bowman.

"The shotgun was located on top of the trailer, loaded with three 12 gauge shells," the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement.

Bowman denied groping the alleged victim, but allegedly told the investigating officer that "he had obtained a Vicodin pill from a friend" for her and "crushed it to give to" her.

"Leon said the crushed Vicodin was swept off of the living room table to the floor prior to my arrival," the investigating officer wrote.

The investigating officer reported in the charging document that "glass smoking pipes, a metal socket with white residue, an empty plastic pen with white residue, and a small container with marijuana" were all discovered inside Bowman's residence.

Also allegedly discovered by the investigating officer was a prescription pill bottle belonging to someone other than the alleged victim or Bowman containing pills that were later identified to be medication commonly prescribed for high blood pressure and heart issues.

Bowman is being held on a $500,000 bond and has been scheduled for a preliminary hearing in this case for Monday, March 12.