Outlaw Lowell Kern is Stark County’s most notorious and wanted fugitive. Currently at large, spotted here and there, and then there, Lowell moves at will from one hide out to the next, taking what property and women he wants along with him, no matter who they belong to.
Some say that women are the cause of all of this, others say he was born this way. Whether in Belfield, South Heart, Dickinson, Killdeer, Taylor, or Richardton, wherever Lowell is, soon there is stolen property, stolen vehicles, and pregnant women. Ex-wives think that he has eleven children, but the real number is closer to twenty.
Lowell’s modus operandi is to first locate a secluded area to work out of, where his activities can’t be seen or will go unnoticed. This could be a farm, a trailer on some land, or a house with a bunch of junk already in the yard. Then, Lowell begins stealing property, equipment, and trucks that he can use, sell, or part out. He brings the stolen items back to a secluded location, and he hides them out of sight. Within a few days, he will deliberately stay away from where the stolen items are hidden, in case someone is watching him, the location, or the stolen items. Lowell does not want to be connected to the stolen items.
Because Lowell is in the habit of constantly moving himself to a new location every few days, he is difficult for law enforcement to find. In time, the locations that Lowell was at are found, but Lowell hasn’t been there for days or weeks.
Depending on their mood and state of mind, some girlfriends, ex-girlfriends and ex-wives don’t mind Lowell visiting, and they keep his whereabouts and activities a secret. Other times they are so mad at him that they tell on him.
Lowell’s freedom right now is dependent on which woman, girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, or ex-wife is mad enough at him to send him back to prison.