Things must be tough in the Lowe family right now. First a few weeks ago Sidney Lowe Sr. made the silly mistake to wear a giant red blazer during the ACC Tournament. Now, perhaps in retaliation for such an embarrassment, his son, Sidney Jr. now faces 22 different criminal charges. Or maybe he thought the Bengals were having an open tryout. Such charges range from armed robbery to drug possession. Ouch.
21 year old Lowe Jr., a student at NC A&T (thanks Facebook for the above photo!) was charged with nine counts, which included a felony of aiding and abetting attempted armed robbery in connection the shooting of a man in a campus dorm Saturday. According to The Carolinian, the student, Stephen Cobb "was in his dorm room when he was shot once in the lower back with a .25 automatic pistol." Thirteen additional charges from an incident earlier in the month only add insult to injury (or in this case, simply adding more jail time).
Let's take a look at the laundry list of crimes:
-Six counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon
-Six counts of second-degree kidnapping
-One count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury
-Two counts of possession of a weapon on educational property
-Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana
-Maintaining a dwelling for the keeping and selling of a controlled substance
-Possession of between a half an ounce and 1.5 ounces of marijuana
-Three counts of stolen goods or property.
Lastly, I'm not sure which crime this falls under, but Sidney Jr. also went into a house and smashed a bottle over someone's head.
To his credit, Lowe "maintains his innocence of all charges." There ya go!
N.C. State really finished off the season strong, making an improbable run through the ACC Tournament. Now I'm not really sure how Coach Lowe will come into a recruit's house and convince them he'll take care of them when his own son is running ragged around town. If Lowe Jr. is innocent of even half of these charges, he'll be a lucky guy.
Hey - does he play football? Maybe the Bengals could use him!