County officials believe Bowen went further out into the park and cut down healthy trees for a profit, totaling more than $100,000.
Up until this point, Bowen was cooperating with the park in light of the allegations, Hutchinson said. However, he was supposed to show up in the beginning of October to do some more work and has been a no-show, Hutchinson said.
The commission will meet again on November 21 at 8:30 a.m. to talk about the potential civil lawsuit against Bowen.
In the meantime, the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is also investigating Bowen's actions. He could face criminal charges in the matter.
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