PITTSFIELD -- A city man who jumped from a second-story balcony allegedly to evade police capture late Monday is being held at the hospital without bail in the custody of the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office until his arraignment sometime later this week.
Justin Lowery, 27, of Hawthorne Avenue, allegedly showed up at his ex-wife's house on Tyler Street about 11:30 p.m. and started banging on her door, a violation of a current restraining order, police said.
When police arrived the 22-year-old woman was standing at the top of a stairway in her building telling Lowery he "didn't belong there."
Police said they saw Lowery ascending the stairs through a window at the building's back door, which was locked. When police gained access through another door and confronted Lowery inside the woman's apartment, he leapt from a second-story balcony to the ground below.
"Lowery hit the ground with a thud," according to the police report.
While awaiting an ambulance, Lowery struggled with police and attempted to get up off of the ground, police said.
Emergency workers medically cleared Lowery, who was taken to the Pittsfield police station and booked. He was later transported to Berkshire Medical Center for an undisclosed medical issue where he remained on Tuesday.
While there, Lowery agreed to be held without bail and was placed in the custody of sheriff's deputies until he can be arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court on charges of violating a restraining order and resisting arrest, misdemeanors.
He is represented by attorney Marc C. Vincelette Sr.
Lowery also faces a probation violation. He is currently on probation until September 2014 on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery, which he had continued without a finding of guilt. Police said in July he punched the same victim as in the current case in the face and threw a full beer can at her head, which missed her.
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