NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
On August 17, 2020, New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Mia E. Lowry, age 22 of Pembroke, NC for the felony of Criminal Weapon of a Firearm and the misdemeanors of Reckless Endangerment in the second degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Troopers also arrested Christy R. Holden, age 26 of Lumberton, NC for the misdemeanors of Reckless Endangerment in the second degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
A trooper monitoring traffic on Interstate 88 in the town of Otego initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle and traffic infraction. When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected an odor of marihuana, prompting a further investigation. The trooper also observed a one and a half month infant on the lap of the front seat passenger (Holden). The investigation also revealed that the Lowry who was driving the vehicle was in possession of a loaded handgun.
Holden and Lowry were arrested and processed at SP Oneonta. They were arraigned virtually. Lowry was remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $500 cash bail and Holden was released on her own recognizance. Both are ordered to appear in the town of Otego court on September 17, 2020.