A truck reported stolen from a Magazine residence was recently located in Parkin.
Inside the truck at the time it was stolen were a shotgun and a pistol. The shotgun has been recovered, according to a Magazine Police Department incident report.
Magazine Police Chief Boyd Hicks has named Scott Lowery, 25, as a person of interest in the theft. The incident report indicates Hicks has spoken with Lowery on multiple occasions and that Lowery has indicated he would be turning himself into authorities, but he has refused to do so.
Lowery is believed to have left a Magazine residence on foot after authorities were notified of a domestic disturbance on Nov. 23. The truck was stolen from the Chris Hunt residence, only a couple of blocks from the residence where the domestic disturbance was reported on Nov. 24.
Information led Hicks to Lowery’s grandmother’s residence in Parkin and law enforcement official in Parkin assisted with recovery of the 1994 pickup truck and the 12 gauge shotgun. Hunt’s property was returned to him on Dec. 1. However, a 9 millimeter Beretta pistol was not located.
Lowery was suspected to have taken the pistol to his sister’s home in Pender, Mo.
In telephone conversations with Hicks, Lowery denied having the pistol but, based on information Hicks obtained, the chief believes Lowery tried to sell the pistol. Lowry later said he threw it in the St. Francis River, the incident report states.
Lowery is currently still at large and Hicks asks that anyone with information about his whereabouts notify local law enforcement.