Lowry was rescued by firefighters and subsequently transported to Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore by Joppa-Magnolia Fire/EMS.

At the time of the fire, Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company's public information officer said Lowry was found unconscious and had suffered "significant burns" but was expected to survive. There were no other injuries reported, and nobody else was in the home except Lowry and the dog.

According to Alkire, Lowry was taken to Shepard Pratt Hospital in Towson for psychiatric evaluations after he was released from Bayview for treatment of his burns from the fire.

Maryland online court records show that when the fire occurred, a warrant was also out for Lowry, issued on Oct. 3 in connection with an alleged probation violation from an April 2011 case in which Lowry received probation before judgment on a charge of resisting/interfering with an arrest.


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Court records show Lowry, who pleaded not guilty, was fined $5,000 and placed on supervised probation until June 8, 2013.

Lowry also had been charged with two counts of indecent exposure and a single count of disorderly conduct in connection with the same incident, according to court records. Those three charges were dropped.

Chuck E. Cheese case

According to an Aegis news report from 2011, Lowry was accused of exposing himself inside the Chuck E. Cheese in the Festival at Bel Air Shopping Center.

He was arrested and charged April 6, 2011, with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after allegedly exposing himself inside the Chuck E. Cheese two days in a row.

During Lowry's bail review hearing the day after his 2011 arrest, Dunnigan, who was also sitting in court that day, ordered Lowry to held without bail at the detention center pending an evaluation and competency hearing, according to the news report.

The following Monday, April 11, 2011, correctional officers at the detention center were preparing to bring Lowry in for an additional bail hearing until District Court Judge Victor Butanis told them it was unnecessary. Lowry was found not competent to stand trial, and Dunnigan later ordered that he be committed to Spring Grove Hospital, Butanis said at the time.

The indecent exposure case was moved to inactive status based on the not competent finding.

Lowry was subsequently released from commitment on July 7, 2011, after the exposure case was adjudicated with the probation before judgment finding on the resisting arrest charge, according to court records.