MMA fighter behind bars after being thought dead
Updated: Friday, March 22 2013, 11:11 PM EDT
GLADWIN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Michigan MMA fighter who many thought was dead is now behind bars in Gladwin County.
Charles Rowan was arrested on Wednesday, along with his girlfriend Rosalinda Martinez and friend Michael Bowman, accused of attacking and robbing a gun shop owner in the Gladwin area on Monday.
The owner suffered serious injuries and police say the trio got away with several handguns.
Now, the MMA community is in disbelief after seeing Rowan's mugshot.
Friends and fans thought he'd died in a car crash a month ago, and actually raised $1,300 for his funeral expenses.
On top of facing charges of armed robbery and attempted murder, the former MMA star is now under investigation for fraud.