Owens pleads innocent on menacing charge
STANFORD - Local businessman Tommy Owens pleaded innocent Tuesday during his arraignment on charges of menacing a former police officer outside a grocery store.
A summons had been sworn out on Owens after he and Stanford City Council candidate Mike Southerland, formerly with Stanford Police Department, were allegedly involved in a minor altercation Oct. 17.
Southerland and Owens first clashed several years ago during a domestic violence call. Police reportedly arrived at Owen's home after his wife called 911, where he was combative and struck an officer in the face with a cup. Owens eventually entered an Alford Plea, not admitting guilt but that the case against him could prove it, on charges of assaulting two Stanford police officers.