FREMONT – A Fremont man is back in police custody after another violent incident and flight from the law.
Police last had contact with Eric E. Lowther, 36, of Fremont on Christmas eve after an apparent road rage incident boiled over into assault on a police officer and a foot pursuit. Lowther was arrested after that incident on charges of 3rdDegree Assault on an Officer, Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct, Willful Reckless Driving, Possession of a Weapon (brass knuckles) by a Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On Monday, Lowther was back on police radar, and eventually was arrested on charges stemming from a traffic stop incident that occurred on Sunday, January 6th, at approximately 11:30PM. Lowther was stopped in the 2300 block of north Broad Street after he was observed driving without headlights and violating a traffic signal. Lowther was uncooperative with the investigating officer and once again refused to provide any personal identification.
He then sped away from the scene, nearly striking a police cruiser as he did. Lowther was able to flee the scene, but officers made contact with him on Monday 01/07/2019 at about 12:30PM at a business in the 2400 block of east 23rd Avenue south.
As officers attempted to arrest him a physical struggle ensued before he was taken into custody. Lowther was arrested and charged with suspicion of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, obstructing a peace officer, willful reckless driving, driving without headlights, violating a traffic signal and being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Officers doing a search of Lowther’s vehicle following his arrest found two large knives in the passenger compartment which Lowther is prohibited from possessing.