• Man arrested 68 times picks up more charges in store theft


    DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Police said a man appearing in court Monday with what may be a record number of total arrests picked up several more charges in connection with a department store theft this weekend.

    Timothy Lowe, 53, appeared in Douglas County magistrate court on charges of possession of a schedule II substance, obstruction, shoplifting, reckless driving, fleeing/eluding, driving on a suspended license and DUI.

    Police said he had been arrested about 68 times prior to allegedly stealing a coat and fur hat from a Bealls on Fairburn Road. He speeded onto I-20 and resisted officers orders, while under the influence of crack cocaine, police said.

    Police had to physically lift Lowe and put him in the patrol car. They found crack cocaine in Lowe's vehicle during the impound process. A blood test determined he had drugs in his system.

    The District Attorney's office requested no bond amid concerns that he's a danger to the community and likely to commit a felony.

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