A Powell member of the Aryan Nations gang has been charged with attempted murder in a gang-related assault on a 31-year-old Oak Ridge man in November, authorities said.
Cameron Reid Lowry, 35, of West Emory Road in Powell, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault, Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said. Lowry was arrested Saturday after he was indicted by the Anderson County grand jury, White said. Lowry’s bond has been set at $100,000.
White said the arrest is the result of an investigation that has been under way for several months and involved cooperation between the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and the 7th Judicial District Crime Task Force, which includes officers from the Sheriff’s Department, and the Oak Ridge, Clinton, Lake City, and Oliver Springs police departments, as well as the District Attorney General’s Office.
“The District Attorney General’s Office will be seeking enhanced penalties in this case as the offender is a member of a criminal gang,” White said in a press release. “No additional information on this case can be released at this time.”
The press release did not identify the Oak Ridge victim of the attempted murder and assault. White said the incident occurred in Oak Ridge in November.
White said it’s the second gang-related attempted murder. In June, the Sheriff’s Department announced that five members of the Aryan Nations gang had been charged with attempted first-degree murder for the severe beating of a 31-year-old Briceville man in Claxton in December. Six people have since been arrested in that case.
More information will be added as it becomes available.