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Sowell bound to grand jury on several charges
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A man has been bound to the grand jury after he pulled a knife on deputies and had to be tased repeatedly before being placed in custody.The man, Gregory Lynn Sowell, 36, waived his right to preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on two counts of felony assault and single counts of resisting arrest and evading arrest. He was also directed to serve the balance of his former sentence for violation of probation.He was arrested after deputies arrived to find he had allegedly beaten his wife and threatened to slit her throat.Deputies tried to arrest Sowell at his home on Viola Road but he tried to evade them by driving away as they were knocking on his door. Sowell was stopped and immediately fled from his vehicle, trying to outrun lawmen on foot.“He got on the ground,” recalled sheriff’s deputy Joseph VanBommel.