Bowles Indicted for Murder in Father’s Death, Arson of Home

A Loudoun grand jury today indicted a Leesburg-area man on first-degree murder and five other charges in the July 26 death of his father.

Michael F. Bowles, 20, is charged with shooting his father with a sawed-off shotgun and then burning their home to cover the crime.

In addition to murder, he is charged with use of a firearm in the commission of felony, shooting or stabbing in the commission of a felony, arson, concealing a dead body, shooting in an occupied building, and use of a sawed-off gun in a crime.

He is expected to appear in Loudoun County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for scheduling.

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