Armed & Dangerous Escapee: Luke Dowdy
Luke McKinley Dowdy currently calls Lawrenceburg home, but has ties to Killen. According to his online bio, he's a construction worker who travels around the Southeast. Until Tuesday, Dowdy was also an inmate in Lawrence County, Tennessee, having been charged with of Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Domestic Violence, and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer during an April 2019 incident. The 28 year old Dowdy has a record going back at least seven years.
According to authorities, on Tuesday morning the prisoner was assigned to a work detail near the square in Lawrenceburg. He managed to steal a Mercedes, complete with a loaded handgun, and escape. Law enforcement traced Dowdy to Summertown near the Lewis County line, but ultimately lost him.
The stolen vehicile was later found in Lewis County, but the handgun was missing. Due to his record of violence against others, authorities are considering Luke Dowdy to be armed and dangerous. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Luke Dowdy, you are urged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 762-3626.