Nags Head man charged in scuffle with NPS rangers

By on September 5, 2013

A Nags Head man has been charged with six misdemeanors after a confrontation with National Park Service rangers during a traffic stop Saturday on a Cape Hatteras National Seashore beach.

Park Service Operations Chief Jon Anglin reported that Ranger Mark Krebs stopped a Chevy Suburban south of ramp 44 near Cape Point after seeing four children riding on the rear passenger door window sills.

During the stop, the driver, Bryan Lowe, approached Krebs’ vehicle and was ordered back to his truck, Anglin said. After a second ranger, Mark Goad, arrived, Lowe reportedly began yelling and moving toward him.

Efforts to subdue the man with an electronic control device, commonly referred to as a Tazer, were unsuccessful and a scuffle ensued, Anglin said.

All three were taken to The Outer Banks Hospital. One of the rangers received six stitches on his face, according to Anglin.

Lowe was charged with unsafe operation of a vehicle, failure to comply with a lawful order, resisting an officer, threatening an officer, under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. Anglin said other charges are possible.

Lowe was booked at the Dare County Detention Center, where bond was initially set at $5,000. He was released after posting bail, and an appearance before a federal judge is scheduled in Elizabeth City on Sept. 9.

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