Lowe Jr. appears in court today

Attempted robbery led to charges

From Staff ReportsApril 30, 2007 

The son of N.C. State University basketball coach Sidney Lowe is due in a Greensboro courtroom this morning for an early appearance in connection with a host of charges stemming from an attempted robbery and shooting.

Sidney Lowe Jr., 21, was charged in March in connection with two incidents in Greensboro: an attempted robbery that left a UNC-Greensboro student wounded, and a home invasion robbery.

The younger Lowe is set for a morning appearance in District Court in Greensboro, according to a courthouse schedule. He faces charges that include armed robbery and kidnapping. His attorney could not be reached Sunday night.

Investigators have said in court documents that they think a friend of the younger Lowe went to a dorm to buy drugs when he got into a dispute that led to the shooting. A witness told police about a car at the scene that belonged to the younger Lowe's girlfriend. She told investigators that she lent the car to her boyfriend, according to court documents.

The younger Lowe's grandfather told The News & Observer that his grandson may have been an unwitting participant.

The younger Lowe has been charged with felony aiding and abetting of attempted armed robbery, three counts of possession of stolen goods or property, two counts of possession of a weapon on educational property and one count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the keeping and selling of a controlled substance and possession of between one-half and 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana, UNCG police reported.

Also charged in the cases was Brian Patrick Martin, 19. He has a court date set for June, according to court records.

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