MD State PD
August 9, 2017
A Queen Anne’s County man was arrested this evening after he attacked a Delaware woman and her 12 year-old brother after they were involved in a minor traffic accident on Rt. 301.
The accused is identified as John Claude Lowery, 31, of Centreville, MD. He is charged with two counts of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Malicious Destruction of Property and Theft. He is currently being held without bond in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.
Shortly after 6:00 p.m. this evening, the victim, a 20 year-old female, and her 12 year-old brother were traveling northbound on US 301 north of Rt. 213 when they were involved in a minor traffic accident with Lowery. The victim pulled to the shoulder at which time Lowery stopped next to her in the travel portion of the roadway. Lowery exited his vehicle and began assaulting the victim as she sat in her vehicle. Lowery then retrieved a hammer from his vehicle and began smashing out the windows of the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene. Witnesses, who stopped to help, were able to provide a description of Lowery’s vehicle including his tag number. Troopers located Lowery a short time later at his residence where he was taken into custody without further incident. Lowery and the victim were unknown to each other and it is unknown at this time what provoked the attack.