Brown County Sheriff's officials revealed little information Wednesday morning about the arrest of Mike Lowery, who was taken into custody Tuesday night at the Brown County Sheriff's Office on a murder warrant.
Lowery, 34, was arrested in connection with the July 23 disappearance of Lowery's wife, Amber, also 34. The couple lived with their two young sons in a home near Rising Star, just inside the Comanche County line.
Comanche County Sheriff's investigator Ken Maltby arrested Lowery in the hallway of the Brown County Sheriff's Office late Tuesday night on a murder warrant, Brown County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Aaron said. Lowery was booked into the Brown County Jail and his bond has been set at $1 million. By mid-morning Wednesday, Lowery had been transported to Comanche County.
Aaron would not say why Lowery was at the Brown County Sheriff's Office or why he was arrested there. Aaron said any additional comments would need to come from the Comanche County Sheriff's Office.
Comanche County Sheriff's officials were unavailable for comment Wednesday morning, but faxed a press release stating:
The Comanche County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are investigating the disappearance of Amber Lowery. Lowery was reported missing on July 24, 2013 after being heard from last, the previous evening. Investigators have been conducting interviews and collecting information and on July 30 executed a search warrant related to the case. Michael Lowery, 34, of Rising Star, was arrested at the Brown County Law Enforcement Center on the charge of murder. Lowery will be transferred back to Comanche County where he is charged. Investigators are still currently continuing to collect and process information relating to the case.
According to the Find Amber Lowery Facebook page, a search of the Rising Star property by law enforcement search groups and forensic investigators will start today. The page also stated there appears to be sufficient evidence to conclude that Amber Lowery is deceased.
Amber Lowery had previously worked for Air Evac Lifeteam in Brownwood as a helicopter pilot. Lowery left her job to go on maternity leave and did not return to work after giving birth in February, family members and former co-workers have said.
Mike Lowery said in an earlier interview that he works as an offshore helicopter pilot.