Lowe gets life sentence for armed robberies - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Lowe gets life sentence for armed robberies

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:09:36 GMT
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.More >>
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.
    More >>
  • Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Phoebe holds blood drive Thursday

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:11:37 GMT
    (Phoebe Putney)(Phoebe Putney)
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
    The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give Thursday, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Phoebe's current drive is part of an ongoing effort to encourage all who qualify to give blood.More >>
  • Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Lee Co. family offers reward for missing jewelry

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:06:24 GMT
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>
    A Lee County family is offering a reward tonight to catch a thief they say stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from their home.More >>

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   The Bandana Bandit, the armed robber that terrorized Albany businesses for one month in the summer 2008, was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

32-year-old Jerome Lowe plead guilty to nine counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault this morning, before his trail could begin.

 Judge Denise Marshall sentenced him to life in prison.

Lowe in June and July 2008 robbed eight businesses at gunpoint in very similar fashion, each time wearing a bandana over his face.

But several business owners recognized him, because he often went into their stores to case them out before robbing them.

Lowe told the Judge he committed the robberies for his then five-year-old son.

"He was doing it for his child, but he put dozens of people literally under the gun, with these robberies. And his effect on the whole community was just devastating," said Dougherty D. A. Greg Edwards.

Jerome Lowe had served four years in prison for robbery before. His life sentence will allow him to request parole in 30 years; when he is 62 years old.

 

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback