Superior man charged after reportedly threatening Kwik Trip customer with box cutter

The man reportedly threw a metal dolly at the victim and threatened him with a box cutter.

Douglas County Circuit Court, Superior, Wisconsin. (Jed Carlson /
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

A Superior man who allegedly threatened a man with a box cutter at a Kwik Trip store was bound over for formal charging following a preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday, April 14.

Terrence Dushun Bowens, 31, faces one count of armed robbery.

Bowens reportedly confronted another man at a Kwik Trip in Superior on April 1, asking for the man’s phone and claiming it was his own. Witnesses and video surveillance footage from the store showed that a verbal altercation between the two became a physical shoving match.

Bowens then grabbed a metal dolly and threw it at the victim. Following that, he pulled a box cutter out of his pocket and moved to the counter, where the man’s wallet was. He grabbed money from the other man’s wallet before exiting the store. The victim claimed he had about $160 in $20 bills in the wallet.

Superior police officers responded and placed Bowens under arrest. When officers searched him, they reportedly found a box cutter and eight $20 bills folded neatly together in his pocket.


Bowens remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Wednesday, April 21. Cash bail of $5,000 was set for Bowens and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim or any Kwik Trip store and not to use or possess a dangerous weapon.

The Class C felony carries a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.

Following the preliminary hearing his attorney, Lance Nelsen, filed a request for a substitution of the judge. Bowens’ next court appearance was set for Friday, April 23.

Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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