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Woburn Salesman Sentenced to Jail for Lowell Assault

The door-to-door salesman was sentenced to one year in jail for the July incident.

A Woburn employee was found guilty of assault.
A Woburn employee was found guilty of assault.
A door-to-door salesman for a Woburn company was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty on Wednesday to a variety of charges stemming from an incident where he assaulted a Lowell woman in her home.

Darrell Bowers, 20, of Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty in Lowell District Court to charges of assault and battery on a person over aged 60, intimidation of a witness, breaking and entering in the daytime, vandalizing property, peddling without a license and a violation of a city ordinance, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

Bowers was an employee of District Energy, a Woburn company, and was soliciting electricity services when the incident occurred.

“This defendant was soliciting in a Lowell neighborhood without the proper permits when he assaulted an elderly woman in her own home," said Ryan, according to a press release. “We continue to work closely with local police to make sure that all solicitors are properly permitted as well as educate seniors on how to stay safe in their homes. Residents should never feel pressed or threatened by unwanted solicitation in their own home.”

The incident took place on July 23, and according to Ryan, at some point during the interaction with the 69-year-old Lowell woman, Bowers became angry and began yelling at her. At that point, Ryan said Bowers put his hand over the woman's mouth and pushed her to to ground.

Following that exchange, the man left the apartment, but as the woman closed her door, Bowers came back into the apartment, grabbed his bag, and left again.

With the door locked, the man yelled to the woman that he had left his cell phone in the apartment, Ryan said in the press release. When the resident refused to let him back in, Bowers kicked in the door and assaulted her as she attempted to call police.

In addition to the one year in jail, Bowers' sentence also includes three years of probation.

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