Bowman Crowder is an unseen character in the FX series Justified. He is killed off screen by his wife Ava Crowder because of his drinking and abusive behavior as the series begins. His father Bo Crowder and brother Boyd Crowder initially try to avenge his death. Boyd eventually moves in with Ava and falls in love with her. Bowman was the star running back in high school and was incredibly bitter that he never played at a professional level. When his father was sent to prison he worked under Arlo Givens collecting Bo's protection money until Arlo ran it into the ground. He was very skilled at forging signatures and was well known for it.