Bowling informs court he'll appeal sentence

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Former Smithville coach Dwight Bowling put the U.S. District Court on notice he will appeal his 300-month prison sentence.
Through his attorney Christy R. McCoy of Oxford, Bowling filed notice with the court that he’ll ask for a review.
Bowling, 56, is serving his sentence in a Virginia prison with an estimated released date of June 2032.
He’s scheduled to do state prison time after that.
“Defendant feels aggrieved” about his lengthy federal sentence, McCoy wrote in his appeal notice.
If he has other grounds on which to base his appeal, the notice did not specify, except to repeat that Bowling tried and failed to get the court to appoint new counsel to work his appeal.
Two months ago, Bowling was sentenced by Judge W. Allen Pepper for guilty pleas to transporting minor males across state lines for sex and for attempting to get a witness to lie about their longterm relationship.
Soon after, Circuit Judge James L. Roberts Jr. sentenced him to another 30-plus years in state prison for his conditional guilty pleas on 14 state counts of fondling and oral sex with minor males and to attempted witness tampering.