Volusia County

‘Zero tolerance’: Man accused of climbing through broken window of beachside Volusia County home

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man who was released from custody a week ago is back in jail after Volusia County deputies said he was caught breaking into a home along the beachside following Hurricane Nicole.


Deputies said neighbors called them after they saw Joshua Bowie, 29, climbing through the broken window of a home along South Atlantic Avenue. Deputies said the caller told them they saw Bowie walking around and looking at houses in the area.

“Joshua Bowie now realizes we were serious about zero tolerance on the beachside,” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet.

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Investigators said Bowie is from Marion County and was dropped off in the area by friends.

Deputies said he was released from custody a week ago, after he was arrested in February in Volusia County on charges of grand theft auto.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.