Duane Edward Bowles

Duane Edward Bowles 

A homeless Inverness man found himself behind bars again after violating the terms of his probation and not finding a job or attending anger management classes.

Duane Edward Bowles, 54, told probation officials no one would hire him because he evangelizes.

Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bowles at his probation officer’s office in Inverness Tuesday after he failed to meet the terms of his probation: getting a job and attending anger management classes.

Bowles’ most recent arrest stems from a July 2018 arrest and associated charges of battery on a person older than 65 years of age and threatening violence, according to Citrus County court arrest records.

According to probation documents, Bowles refused to get counseling and instead was combative with his probation officer, yelling, and glaring at her in a hostile manner. He became so combative with his probation officer she had to have him removed.

According to probation office records Bowles said no one will hire him because he must evangelize where ever he is employed.

Originally, Bowles was arrested by deputies after his mother, Patricia Bowles, told investigators she and her son Duane Bowles, argued about fixing her lawnmower.

She told the arresting deputy that her son grabbed her by the front of her shirt and threatened to punch her in the face. The deputy arrested Duane Bowles.

Contact Chronicle reporter Fred Hiers at fred.hiers@chronicleonline.com or 352-397-5914.

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