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Eric Dowlen: Cops Say He Assaulted Two Dudes with Pit Bull

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Eric Dowlen: A boy and his pit.
Nassau Bay cops say a man assaulted two neighbors with a deadly weapon -- namely, his pit bull terrier.

According to a criminal complaint and published reports, 33-year-old Eric James Dowlen sicced the pit on a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy with whom he had been arguing Sunday night at the Balboa apartment complex on San Sebastian Court on the shores of Clear Lake.

Nassau Bay police chief Joey Cashiola told the Galveston County Daily News yesterday that the two victims were taken to St. John Hospital.

There they were treated for multiple non-life-threatening dog bites to their arms and legs and later released.

The pooch was taken and placed under quarantine. Dowlen was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and has been released in lieu of a $30,000 bond.

Per Facebook, the heavily-inked Dowlen has an interesting job -- he is a remote-control pilot of marine vehicles. He's also a big-time punk/rockabilly cat. A public records search turns up no prior arrests.


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