Newport man sentenced for stealing boat, domestic assault

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NEWPORT — A Newport man was recently sentenced for a domestic assault incident that took place back in 2019, as well as stealing a boat a few months later.

Kyle Lowe, 37, of Newport, was in court for a change of plea hearing where he plead guilty to one felony charge and four misdemeanor charges, including aggravated domestic assault, resisting arrest, petit larceny, and two violations of conditions.

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According to court records, police opened an investigation into Lowe on May 11, 2019, after a woman notified them that he had kicked her and motioned his arm back like he was going to throw an object at her.

She also told police that he had picked up her daughter’s dresser and threw it down on the ground, damaging it, as well as punching a wall and frightening her and the children.

He was then arrested on July 30, 2019, after police responded to the East Side Restaurant for a report that two men, one later identified as Lowe, had stolen a boat with an outboard motor from the adjoining marina.

The boat was located in the middle of the lake, and Border Patrol agents launched a vessel after Lowe jumped into the water and began to swim.

He was located under a gazebo where officers began to attempt to take him into custody.

Police say he actively resisted throughout the process.

On October 25, 2021, Judge Lisa Warren imposed a sentence of 4 years to 8 years and six months to serve in jail.

Court records show that Lowe was convicted of aggravated domestic assault in 2011 and 2017.

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