Lancaster man to serve 20 years for holding gun to stranger’s head

Robert Lowden

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster man will serve up to 20 years in prison for drawing out a gun on a man he didn’t know.

According to police, Robert Charles Lowden, 23, was high on synthetic marijuana when he pulled out a stolen 6-shot revolver at the stranger’s head last April on South Prince Street.

Officers near the scene quickly responded and cornered Lowden. A stun gun was used to take Lowden, who was described as violent and uncooperative, into custody.

Lowden pleaded guilty in February to felony aggravated assault, receiving stolen property, and firearm violations. He was prohibited from having firearms due to a prior felony gun conviction.

At a recent sentencing hearing, Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson called Lowden a danger, saying the community is safer with everyday Lowden spends in prison.

Judge Dennis Reinaker agreed and ordered Lowden to a 9-to-20-year state prison term.

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