U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Accused of Rape of a Minorand Possession of Child Pornography

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Yuma, AZ
– On February 17, 2022, Jason Douglas Lowry was
captured by members of the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force,
with the assistance of the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, on charges of
rape of a minor and possession of child pornography.

“Of all the dangerous fugitives that the U.S.
Marshals arrest, the individuals who are charged with the rape of minors
and engaged in child pornography, are especially important to us,” said
United States Marshal, David Gonzales.

In October of 2020, the Circuit Court for
Washington County in Maryland issued an arrest warrant for Jason Douglas
Lowry for failing to appear to face 11 charges of possession and
distribution of child pornography. Additionally, it is alleged that in
July of 2021, Lowry committed 2nd degree rape, 3rd and 4th degree sex
offenses and assault of a six-year-old girl who was known to him. Later
that year, the District Court for Washington County in Maryland indicted
Lowry and issued a warrant for his arrest.

The U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional 
Fugitive Task Force lead the investigation, but it was learned shortly
after, that Lowry had fled Maryland to seek refuge in Bouse, AZ, a small
town located in a remote area east of Parker. In light of this
information, the U.S. Marshals Service in Yuma was asked to assist with
locating and arresting Lowry.

After an extensive investigation, the U.S.
Marshals Service Task Force along with members of the La Paz County
Sheriff’s Office, located Lowry at a residence in Bouse, AZ. During his
flight from justice, Lowry had befriended a kind gentleman who took
Lowry in and gave him shelter and employment, unaware he was assisting a
child predator. Lowry was arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals without
incident and was booked in to the La Paz County Jail awaiting
extradition to Maryland to face charges.

The Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force is
a U.S. Marshals Service led multi-jurisdictional fugitive apprehension
unit responsible for more than 2,157 arrests in the last year. The task
force is comprised of 22 agencies bringing together the resources of
federal, state and local law enforcement to locate and arrest the
community’s most violent offenders and sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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