Police: Driver in fatal crash charged with DUII, manslaughter

Police: Driver in fatal crash charged with DUII, manslaughter

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Shaun Lowry, the man who police say struck and killed a woman walking along Lookingglass Road, has been arrested.

Police took Lowry into custody at 6:00 pm. Thursday, after a grand jury handed down an indicment and the District Attorneys office obtained warrants for his arrest.

Lowry was arrested at 1444 NW Garden Valley Blvd., which is the address of his shop called Shaun's Precision Lube & Tune.

According to the Douglas County Jail Web site, Lowry is being charged by police with first degree manslaughter, DUII, second degree assault, two counts of recklessly endangering a person and two counts of felony hit and run.

Police say the crash happened around 10:45 p.m. on August 13, as Lowry, 32, of Roseburg drove southbound on Lookingglass Road.

The car hit two pedestrians who were walking southbound on the road.

One of the pedestrians, Amanda S. Bell, 24, of Myrtle Creek died from her injuries at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.

Shawnacy E. Hyatt, 37, of Roseburg was taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University, but has since been released. Police say he is recovering.

Lowry has had some publicized run-ins with police in the past.

In July of 2012, officers were called to his residence in the 1300 block of Lookingglass Road, where police say Lowry had pushed his 22-year-old girlfriend to the ground several times.

Officers say that at some point during the investigation, Lowry decided he was going to leave and go back into the house. Police say he refused to comply when they tried to detain him.

Officials say at that point, an officer had to shock Lowry with a Taser to get him to quit resisting.

He later told KPIC News that he had been out of the house with his family and his girlfriend, when Lowry's father called and told him that one of Shaun's three Pit Bulls had bitten a relative's child on the face.

The group returned to the house, and Lowry says that he disciplined his dog, which upset his girlfriend and family.

Lowry says that he got into an argument with family members, and police were called. When authorities arrived on scene, Shaun says that they overreacted. "It was very uncalled for by the police officers to pull a Taser out," he said. "There was three of them there, I had no weapons on me, they were very aware of that: I had no shirt on, so they could tell I didn't have any weapons on me."

Lowry was arrested again at his residence in March of this year, when police say he was charged with strangulation and harassment during another domestic disturbance.