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Man's body found on road outside Gresham bar, wife arrested on manslaughter charge

Posted: Updated: Mar 16, 2016 03:16 PM
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Jennifer Lowery booking photo 2016 (Courtesy: Multnomah County Detention Center) Jennifer Lowery booking photo 2016 (Courtesy: Multnomah County Detention Center)
Old mugshots from 2000 and 2004. (Courtesy: Multnomah County Jail) Old mugshots from 2000 and 2004. (Courtesy: Multnomah County Jail)
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

A man's body was found in the middle of the road outside a bar in Gresham early Wednesday morning and his wife has been arrested, charged with manslaughter in the second degree.

The incident took place on Northeast Division Street outside the Division Sports Pub.

Witnesses told police that a woman had started pounding on the door of the pub around 2:42 a.m. saying that a person had been run over.  

The bar had just closed and staff members were still inside. They came to the door and called 911, according to Gresham police.

Officers and firefighters arrived at the scene and found the man’s body in the middle of the road on Hogan Place, just north of Division Street.

They attempted to revive the man, but they were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified Wednesday afternoon as 49-year-old Mark Lowery of Gresham. 

Police said that the woman who alerted the pub's staff members was his wife. 

The victim's wife Jennifer Ann Lowery, 48, was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on one charge of manslaughter in the second degree.

Jennifer Lowery was arrested in 2000 for assault in the fourth degree, which was later dismissed. She was also arrested in 2004 for interfering with a police officer.

The East County Major Crimes Team is continuing to investigate the incident. 

Police said that a surveillance camera from a MetroPCS store across the street may have captured the incident on video.

Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call the Gresham Police Department tip line at 503-618-2719.

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