Third Niles home invasion suspect moved to Cass County jail

Published 11:26 am Tuesday, July 29, 2003

By By BEN RAYMOND LODE / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- The third suspect arrested in the recent string of home invasions here has been moved from Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids to Cass County Jail.
Dejuan Tony Lowe, 26, was taken into custody in Wyoming, Mich., around 1:30 p.m. on July 27.
Lowe was arrested after South Bend Police Department Detective Lucas Battani, received information that led police to believe one of the fugitives was hiding in Grand Rapids.
A task force, consisting of Niles City Police Department, Cass County Sheriff's Department, South Bend Police Department and St. Joseph Co. Police Department teamed up with Michigan State Police Sixth District Fugitive team to locate Lowe.
Michael C. Dameron, 22, is still being sought by police, as well as a fifth suspect known as "Fookie." The multi-agency task force is still working diligently to locate the remaining fugitives. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers or the investigating agencies.
NILES -- Police are currently investigating an armed robbery that happened at Lenny's Mini Mart at 2205 E. Main St., in Niles Saturday.
Troopers at Michigan State Police Post 53 said the incident took place at approximately 23:10 p.m.
A white male subject, approximately 30 years old, approached the cashier and allegedly indicated he had a weapon but he did not display it, the press release said.
The subject then took money from the cash register and left the store.
It is not known whether he was on foot or in a vehicle.
The subject is described as 5'10", slender build with long brown hair pulled straight back and worn in a shoulder length ponytail.
Post 53 asks anyone with information that can lead to identifying the subject to contact Trooper McCarthy at 269-683-4411.