Message From The Sheriff
MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF
JIMMY HARRIS  ( read )
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09/15/2016

Update on Lowrey’s Charges

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                       September 15, 2016

    

Update on Lowrey’s Charges

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

            An update on Christopher Jack Lowrey, 46 of Crossville that was arrested on September 12th for Destruction/Desecration of his late wife’s gravestone. Lowrey’s charges have been upgraded to a felony because of the amount of damage done to the gravestone and it will need to be replaced.

            The investigators are working with the Alabama Department of Pardons and Parole to have his probation revoked. Lowrey is on parole for the charge of manslaughter.

Lowrey murdered his father Jimmy Lowrey back in December of 1992 and was sentenced to prison in September 1993. Christopher Lowrey was convicted for shooting his father in the face with a .410 shot gun while he slept on the couch inside the residence. Christopher Lowrey then transported his father’s body and dumped it in a field on County Road 111 in Whitten area, where he was found days later. The murder of Jimmy Lowrey was a very brutal crime and he was a well-known and respected dairy farmer in the Geraldine area.

Christopher Lowrey was released from prison in November 2007 but in December 2007 he was arrested and charged with child abuse. On November 2008 Christopher Lowrey was sentenced to a prison in Florida for the crime of child abuse. Lowrey was transported from the prison in Florida in March of 2012 to a prison in Alabama. In May of 2015 Lowrey was released from prison and remains on probation.

Sheriff Harris says “As a deputy in the early 90’s I remember and also helped work this case with investigators. The brutal nature of this shooting shocked the community.”