According to a police report on file in Haverhill District Court, Fowler has been charged in the past with similar crimes and is known to police.
According to court officials, Fowler was charged on May 25, 2012 with indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
At his arraignment Thursday in Haverhill District Court on the new charge of unarmed burglary, Fowler’s bail on the assault and battery charge was revoked and he was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail. He was ordered held without bail for violating the terms of a 60-day warning issued on the pending assault and battery case. Court officials said Fowler’s trial on the assault and battery case is scheduled for Feb. 26. He is also due back in court Feb. 27 for a probable cause hearing on the new charge of unarmed burglary.
According to a police report, on May 25 at 3:12 a.m., police were dispatched to 70 Temple St. on a report of an unwanted person. A 53-year-old woman told police she was spending the night at her friend’s house, although the friend wasn’t home.
The woman said she was sleeping when a man, later identified as Fowler, climbed into the bed and began groping and fondling her breasts. The woman said she ordered him out of the bed and began striking him with her cane. The woman said the man refused to leave and told her it was his house and his bed.
Fowler, who was still on the property when police arrived, told officers he had come home drunk with a friend and that he lives there with his girlfriend and two children. Fowler told police he wanted to go to bed and that the woman started striking him with a cane and he left. Police said Fowler did not have a listed address of 70 Temple St. At his arraignment on the charge of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, a judge ordered Fowler held on $1,000 cash bail, which he subsequently posted, and was issued a 60-day warning, meaning, if he gets into trouble while his case is pending he could be held without bail for up to 60 days.
According to court documents regarding Fowler’s indecent assault and battery charge, on Aug. 15, 2012, Fowler began receiving treatment at Northeast Behavioral Health Community’s Crisis Stabilization Unit in Lawrence and was expected to be discharged Aug. 23.