Former Sullivan E-911 director indicted after TBI, county investigation

Issac Lowery (SCSO / TBI)

The man who once gave oversight to Sullivan County's emergency dispatch operations has been indicted following a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation review.

Ike D. Lowry, 72, is charged with two counts of false reports and one count of theft over $10,000, according to a TBI report issued Thursday, in charges unrelated to his prior duties as director of the Sullivan County Enhanced Emergency Communications District. Lowry retired from the position last year, according to information obtained by WCYB from county offices.

District Attorney Barry Staubus ordered the investigation nearly one year ago when Lowry filed theft reports accusing a female acquaintance of stealing his debit card and withdrawing thousands of dollars from his account. The TBI report said after further review, the female was given permission by Lowry to use the card for the account.

Lowry turned himself in at the Sullivan County Jail in Blountville on Thursday and was issued a $7,500 bond.

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