Man arrested on jail escape charge

Steve Garrison
Daniel Lowe

FARMINGTON — A 34-year-old man who allegedly failed to return to the jail last week after a court-ordered furlough has been arrested by police.

Daniel Lowe was arrested Tuesday in Farmington on a charge of escape from jail, a fourth-degree felony. He also faces new charges in connection to the arrest. He has not retained legal representation, according to court records.

A Farmington police officer was on patrol during the early-morning hours Tuesday when he observed a passenger car parked alongside the storage buildings at 400 N. Vine Ave., according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The officer shined a flashlight at a unit and observed someone shut a storage door, the affidavit states.

The officer ordered the occupants out, and a man and woman exited the unit, according to the affidavit. The man, who was found to be in possession of several needles and a small amount of methamphetamine, presented the officer an identification card for Shaun Tenorio.

The man was booked into the jail, where guards recognized him as Lowe, according to the affidavit.

Lowe refused to provide any further information to the officer, the affidavit states.

Lowe was charged Wednesday in Farmington Magistrate Court with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and concealing identity.

Lowe is also facing felony charges on allegations he crashed a stolen motorcycle in November while fleeing police, which caused a 25-year-old passenger on the motorcycle to be critically injured.

Lowe was allowed temporary release from the jail on May 25, but never returned.

District Judge Karen Townsend signed the order allowing Lowe to be released, according to records provided by the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.