Arizona White Supremacist Receives 19 Year Sentence

  • December 16, 2004

A leader in the violent white supremacist prison gang Aryan Brotherhood was sentenced by a U.S. District Court in Arizona this week for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Bruce Foy Lowry, 53, a.k.a. "Boss Hog," was ordered to serve over 19 years in federal prison after he was convicted on charges stemming from an arrest in April 2003. Authorities said that at the time of his arrest, Lowry was carrying a loaded .40 caliber gun, in violation of his parole. The arrest was carried out by the ATF and state and local law enforcement authorities.

Lowry's arrest was part of Project A.R.R.O.W. (Apprehend Released Repeat Offenders with Weapons), an ATF initiative in Arizona that targets violent repeat offenders with a history of violence with weapons, especially handguns. Project A.R.R.O.W. is part of Arizona's Project Safe Neighborhood.

Lowry has seven felony convictions dating back to 1974, including armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with intent to commit murder.

The Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, founded in the mid-1960s in California, has built its reputation on violence and intimidation. The gang is involved in drug trafficking, extortion, gambling and protection rackets in federal and state prisons across the country.