Charges upgraded for man who desecrated late wife’s headstone

CROSSVILLE, Ala. (WDEF) – The Crossville, Ala. man charged with desecration of his late wife’s headstone, after a slew of other offenses now faces Federal charges.

46-year-old Christopher Jack Lowrey of Crossville was arrested on September 12th for Destruction/Desecration of his late wife’s headstone.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office officials say Lowrey’s charges have been upgraded to a felony because of the amount of damage done to the gravestone and because it will now 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.

Officials say 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.

Deputies say 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.

Categories: Crime, DeKalb County, Local News

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