Riddick Bowe Faces Charges in Domestic Case

Associated Press

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was indicted Tuesday for allegedly abducting his estranged wife and their five children from their suburban Charlotte home and driving them to Virginia.

A U.S. District Court grand jury named Bowe in a one-count indictment charging him with interstate domestic violence. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

Judy Bowe and the couple's five children were uninjured in the alleged Feb. 25 abduction, authorities said.

Police Chief Ron McKinney of Cornelius, N.C., said Bowe drove to his estranged wife's home in the trendy north Charlotte suburb along Lake Norman and ordered her and the children into the car and began driving toward his home in Fort Washington, Md.

Bowe went some 200 miles before stopping at a fast-food restaurant in South Hill, Va., where Judy Bowe was able to get to a telephone and call her sister, Lynette Shaw, in Cornelius and get help.

Later in the day, Bowe entered a medical treatment facility for counseling and therapy, according to Rock Newman, who managed Bowe.

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