TDOC: Domestic Violence Charge Violated Conditions of Helenwood Man’s Probation

Huntsville, TN (2018-10-24) A Helenwood man with a lengthy criminal history has been jailed for allegedly violating the conditions of his community probation for a second time.  Authorities say he was recently arrested on a domestic violence charge, leading them to seek revocation of his probation. 

Ryan K. Lowe, 40, of Helenwood was jailed October 12, 2018 for allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face, reportedly leaving her dazed and afraid she was going to die.  Authorities say that at the time of the incident, Lowe was out of jail on community supervision for life for a previous conviction of attempted aggravated sexual battery against a minor.

On Friday, Lowe’s probation officer filed seven counts against him, charging him with violating the conditions of his community supervision.  In the series of warrants, TDOC Officer Rachel Newport claims that Lowe failed to report his arrest on October 12, 2018 to her; engaged in assaultive, abusive, threatening or intimidating behavior; had contact with minor children; and failed to obey the laws of the land—all in direct violation of his probation.

According to court records, Lowe pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual battery, a Class C felony, in 2008.  Authorities say the victim was less than 13-years-old.  Shortly thereafter, Lowe was accused of violating his probation on at least eight occasions.  In December 2017, Lowe was indicted for allegedly violating the conditions of his community supervision for life for allegedly having contact with a minor child in May of that year.

Authorities say that Lowe pleaded guilty to violation of his community supervision for life on October 8, 2018, just four days before his most recent arrest.  As part of the plea deal, he was sentenced to unsupervised probation for a period of 11 months 29 days.

When Lowe was arrested earlier this month, authorities say that he was staying with his girlfriend, who had four minor children.  In his report, Investigator Dustin Burke said the altercation between Lowe and his girlfriend was witnessed by two small children.  “He hit mommy and tried to push her over the porch, and it’s really high off the ground,” the children allegedly told authorities.  The victim told officers that Lowe was upset she wouldn’t go to Walmart with him.

A preliminary hearing on the domestic assault case has been set for October 31, 2018.