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Curious in Clayton

Clayton, OK

#1 Feb 22, 2011
Saw a man in Clayton, Oklahoma. Said his name is Jimmy Clayton from Pikeville, KY. He claims someone stole his car & he is having to hitch his way to Flagstaff, AZ and can't take a bus because he doesn't have a license. Anyone verify his story? Says people were murdered in his car and it is totalled and he's made 1,100 miles with not many people picking him up. He's almost bald and appears to be around 50 or so. Any help will be appreciated.
Rowdy1

Clayton, OK

#3 Feb 22, 2011
Anyone know anything about a kidnapping at a CATLETTSBURG, Kentucky Denny's? Stolen car may have ended up in Flagstaff, AZ?
Scammed In Broken Bow

Broken Bow, OK

#4 Feb 23, 2011
Curious in Clayton wrote:
Saw a man in Clayton, Oklahoma. Said his name is Jimmy Clayton from Pikeville, KY. He claims someone stole his car & he is having to hitch his way to Flagstaff, AZ and can't take a bus because he doesn't have a license. Anyone verify his story? Says people were murdered in his car and it is totalled and he's made 1,100 miles with not many people picking him up. He's almost bald and appears to be around 50 or so. Any help will be appreciated.
"Met the man tonight at church. Said he had his first ever car that he just bought for $36,000 stolen by an escaped convict who murdered the people who were responsible for him being in prison. Then the convict took the car to Paris, Texas where he abducted 2 people and killed them in Arizona where he was approached by troopers and killed for of them. They finally apprended the man and jailed him. Called "Jimmy Bowman" and told him he could come get his car and wallet and since he didn't have any ID he couldn't do any thing but hitch hike because in America you can't ride bus or any kind of transit without ID and you can't hitchhike and you can't walk on interstates or turnpikes. Left in Oct. headed for Arizona from Kentucky got there in Dec. They wouldn't give him his car and had lost his wallet. Made him sign car over to insurance company who has mailed his check to Kentucky for his car. He's been beat up, shot, etc as he sleeps on the roadway. Said that he had been through Madill, Durant, Hugo, Idabel and to Broken Bow and we were the only hope he had. But it looks like he was just in Clayton yesterday!!!!! He still has 1100 miles to go!
nope

Thelma, KY

#5 Feb 23, 2011
I never heard of this person, but maybe someone else will know something.
Curious in Clayton

Clayton, OK

#6 Feb 23, 2011
nope wrote:
I never heard of this person, but maybe someone else will know something.
Got basically the same story from the guy. It never really added up because many of the things could not be verified on the internet and he always had an answer about why the cops wouldn't help him get his identity back. He is a strange fellow.
more curious

Lawton, OK

#7 Feb 28, 2011
Picked this guy up this morning west of Durant, Ok. Told me the same story. Carried him to Crowell, TX. Said he was going to stay on Highway 70 til he got to roswell, nm. Curious. Did not seem harmful,just helpless. Confessed to being a Christian and we had a very meaningful about the things of God.

Can anyone in KY verify any of this?
Scammed in Broken Bow

Broken Bow, OK

#8 Feb 28, 2011
more curious wrote:
Picked this guy up this morning west of Durant, Ok. Told me the same story. Carried him to Crowell, TX. Said he was going to stay on Highway 70 til he got to roswell, nm. Curious. Did not seem harmful,just helpless. Confessed to being a Christian and we had a very meaningful about the things of God.
Can anyone in KY verify any of this?
"He seemed very knowledgable in the Bible. But we have several law enforcement officers in our church and after much research his story doesn't add up. He told us he was on his way back to Kentucky and you just said he was on his way to New Mexico. He makes his living as a scammer.
scammed again in Oklahoma

Warner Robins, GA

#9 Apr 3, 2011
this guy was in our church in Heavener Ok. said he was headed to Arizona. someone gave him a ride to Broken Bow Ok. guess we were scammed too. but at least we helped him out. that's what christians are supposed to do.
curious

Thelma, KY

#10 Apr 3, 2011
scammed again in Oklahoma wrote:
this guy was in our church in Heavener Ok. said he was headed to Arizona. someone gave him a ride to Broken Bow Ok. guess we were scammed too. but at least we helped him out. that's what christians are supposed to do.
This man may be a scammer; but with each encounter with a compassionate Christian, it increases the chances of softening his heart and maybe leading to his salvation. It is what we are called to do, and if he is being phony; it is his soul that we need to be concerned about, not those that are offering a hand to him.
Witness23

Belen, NM

#11 Dec 30, 2011
Saw a man by the name of "Jimmy Bowman" in Clovis, NM. He came to the church building asking for help (either a hotel room or a ride). He said he was on his way to Carson City, Nevada from Kentucky. He said that all of his information (id, license, etc..) were stolen, and he had to go to Carson City to get a birth certificate. He was going to take highway 70 as far as he could. We tried to help him but were still a little unsure of his story. He was in his fifties, bald on the top of his head, about 5'10", and wore a light blue jacket. He claimed to be a Christian.

Figured we would put this on the internet for anyone who was looking for more information on this man. Can't say one way or the other about the reliability of his story. Hope that he can find the love of Christ in all this. We also want those who cross paths with him to have a little more information regarding his history.
Pagosa Springs Colorado

Westcliffe, CO

#12 Jan 23, 2012
Well Jimmy Bowman has changed up his story a bit. He was in Pagosa Springs, CO on January 18, 2012. He called our pastor and asked for a ride to church so that he could tell about a miracle. Jimmy went into a very long story how he owned a farm in Kentucky. He said his car was broken into at a Dollar store and his wallet with identification was stolen. Then he went on to explain how he had to travel to Nevada to pick up a copy of his birth certificate (same as in previous accounts).

Jimmy claimed that while he was walking through Oklahoma a young lady that just had her driver's license for two days was texting while driving and ran him over. He said he was in the hospital for seven weeks and somehow his $3,700 was taken.

Jimmy claimed he was headed south from Pagosa Springs (Southwest Colorado) on Hwy 84 into New Mexico when he left.

Beware, he's a liar and a thief and likes to feed on God's sheep. He professed to be saved but gave a pretty vague testimony. I do pray that he would repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour.
Closecallokc

Oklahoma City, OK

#13 Jul 4, 2012
Here is the story I got from him tonight. He was chief of security at ceasars palaces in vegas, bought a new honda and had his wallet stolen out of it. He walked to kentucky to get his birth certificate. Then headed back to vegas. In jonesboro ar he was ran over by runaway 15 year old girl, spent fourth months in the hospital and then continued west.

I googled him and found out he also goes by james rodney schwanengel jr. In 1973 an edwina scwanengel was murdered by her teenage son jimmy. I called him on this and he asked me to drop him off at el reno. He would not admit to any of this and went on his way without saying anymore.

I called the highway patrol and told them the story and that, he had showed me contact reports with the name jimmy bowman on them. I did not see his birth certificate but an article from a kentucky newspaper said the same guy had a birth certificate the said james schwanengel. This guys middle name, en was rodney and he acted surprised that I knew his middle name and so many other things about him. I did tell him about the murder of edwina schwanengel that I read about on the web. He denied it fervently and became nervous and agitated.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Jul 7, 2012
Closecallokc wrote:
Here is the story I got from him tonight. He was chief of security at ceasars palaces in vegas, bought a new honda and had his wallet stolen out of it. He walked to kentucky to get his birth certificate. Then headed back to vegas. In jonesboro ar he was ran over by runaway 15 year old girl, spent fourth months in the hospital and then continued west.

I googled him and found out he also goes by james rodney schwanengel jr. In 1973 an edwina scwanengel was murdered by her teenage son jimmy. I called him on this and he asked me to drop him off at el reno. He would not admit to any of this and went on his way without saying anymore.

I called the highway patrol and told them the story and that, he had showed me contact reports with the name jimmy bowman on them. I did not see his birth certificate but an article from a kentucky newspaper said the same guy had a birth certificate the said james schwanengel. This guys middle name, en was rodney and he acted surprised that I knew his middle name and so many other things about him. I did tell him about the murder of edwina schwanengel that I read about on the web. He denied it fervently and became nervous and agitated.
Well he sure gets around! I looked for information on him and all I found was about him being a walking pastor! Could u please tell me where u found the information about his mother being killed. If u could please email it to me at [email protected] I would appreciate it!
trusting

Kirksville, MO

#16 Jul 25, 2012
Closecallokc wrote:
Here is the story I got from him tonight. He was chief of security at ceasars palaces in vegas, bought a new honda and had his wallet stolen out of it. He walked to kentucky to get his birth certificate. Then headed back to vegas. In jonesboro ar he was ran over by runaway 15 year old girl, spent fourth months in the hospital and then continued west.
I googled him and found out he also goes by james rodney schwanengel jr. In 1973 an edwina scwanengel was murdered by her teenage son jimmy. I called him on this and he asked me to drop him off at el reno. He would not admit to any of this and went on his way without saying anymore.
I called the highway patrol and told them the story and that, he had showed me contact reports with the name jimmy bowman on them. I did not see his birth certificate but an article from a kentucky newspaper said the same guy had a birth certificate the said james schwanengel. This guys middle name, en was rodney and he acted surprised that I knew his middle name and so many other things about him. I did tell him about the murder of edwina schwanengel that I read about on the web. He denied it fervently and became nervous and agitated.
We just put him up in a hotel. Is he wanted by the police? Is he dangerous? Please respond
trusting

Kirksville, MO

#17 Jul 25, 2012
We just put him up in a hotel. Is he wanted by the police? Is he dangerous?

Please respond

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#18 Jul 26, 2012
trusting wrote:
We just put him up in a hotel. Is he wanted by the police? Is he dangerous?

Please respond
I don't think he is dangerous but I am a member of ancestry.com and I look up his mother and a 2 newspaper articles came up and he did kill his mother when he was 16 or 17. His real name is James R. Schwanegel. I can't remember if it is Schwanegel or schwanengel. His mothers name was Edna and she was 33 when he killed her. If u want me to email u the articles I will. I just need an email address. Everything that he says is a lie so don't trust him! My email address is [email protected]
in frankfort ky

Frankfort, KY

#19 Sep 30, 2012
He was at our church in Frankfort, KY today. Story pretty much the same, needed license, walked from Vegas. As many others, our loving people gave him money. He sat through our service, so he heard the truth of the Gospel. Praying God will intervene!
Here in ky

Stanford, KY

#20 Nov 16, 2012
in frankfort ky wrote:
He was at our church in Frankfort, KY today. Story pretty much the same, needed license, walked from Vegas. As many others, our loving people gave him money. He sat through our service, so he heard the truth of the Gospel. Praying God will intervene!
CAME ACROSS JIMMY. SAME STORY. FED HIM. TOOK HIM TO HWY 80 SOMERSET
Springs motel in KY

Russell Springs, KY

#21 Nov 18, 2012
Yes Jimmy has been in Russell Springs KY .He got a room for two nights just can't belive this ,But then again look at the way things are.All I can say is Jimmy if you should read this know that you did not break our small town christian sprit .We will keep helping others because it is not us that needs to answer in the end it will be you .All I can say is may God keep you safe and we will be praying for you take care and may God truly bless you

Since: Dec 12

Bowling Green, KY

#22 Dec 12, 2012
Jimmy was in Bowling Green Ky Nov 25, 2012.
He came to Pm worship and asked about what the Bible teachs about salvation. Studied with him for about an hour. Encouraged him to read the book of ACTS and he could see plainly what the Bible teachs about salvation. Many examples of conversion and the establisment of the Church in Acts 2:38. Asked him to also read Matt, Mark, Luke, John. The Bible is unlike any book known to man. 1600 years to write by 40 different authors, on three continents and does not contradict itself and if full of prophesy that has been already fulfilled and that will be fullfilled. Jimmy requested only a Bible and study material. He said that he had seven dollars but asked for no money. This is probably how he works the Church for help. I gave him twenty dollars because Jimmy is a man like you and I, made in the image of God, who has an eternal soul. I hope and pray that if good Christians keep planting seeds of truth from Gods word, that some will take root and grow and Mr. Bowman will find the truth and obey the Gospel. His story was similar but different from all the above post. Pray for Jimmy and his search for the truth in Gods word. I would study with him more if God gives me the opportunity. Thank you all for the post and having an unselfish heart. Jimmy is getting older and will realize one day he can not keep this life style up and will obey the truth.
Good day and may God bless each of you :-)

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