Man Charged in Bowman Hit-and-Run Slapped with Restraining Order

William Wilson Heaton, who has been charged with hitting Woodstock resident Emily Bowman with his pick-up truck, is accused of stalking an Oconee County woman.

William Wilson Heaton.
William Wilson Heaton.
By Rebecca McCarthy

William Wilson Heaton, the man accused of hitting Woodstock resident Emily Bowman last February, now has a restraining order against him.

Heaton has been living with a woman in Oconee County. According to a story in the Athens Banner Herald, the woman who asked for a restraining order said Heaton began harassing her on January 11. She also requested that Heaton be ordered to have an evaluation for drug and alcohol abuse.

According to the report, Athens Clarke County State Court Judge Charles Auslander ordered Heaton to have no contact with the woman, who now lives in Barrow County, and to stay out of Barrow County.

Heaton faces numerous charges related to an accident involving Emily Bowman, and authorities believe his pickup swerved off Oak/Oconee Street and hit the 19-year-old woman as she walked from downtown to a friend's house on Feb. 16. He is alleged to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Bowman, who lives at home with her parents, cannot talk or walk, as she suffered extensive brain damage.

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Clem Kadiddlehopper January 28, 2014 at 08:50 PM
What a DUFUS put him in jail.


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