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Powerball winner's boyfriend arrested on gun charge

Posted October 20, 2015

Lamarr Andre McDow

— For the third time in less than a year, the fiance of the Brunswick County Powerball winner is in trouble with the law.

Lamarr Andre McDow spent four months in jail last year on drug charges until his fiancee, Marie Holmes, won $188 million playing Powerball and paid his $3 million bond.

In July, McDow was arrested on a curfew violation and officers found both marijuana and a gun in his possession. He bonded out immediately at the time, but was not indicted on the gun charged until last week.

McDow was booked Tuesday morning on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon and was processed out of the jail a short time later.

It was not clear who paid his bond this time around.


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  • Steve Willyg Oct 21, 2015
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    Just goes to show you that money can't not buy you out the hood!

  • Kenneth Anderson Oct 21, 2015
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    How long before she's broke or worse?

  • Vera McGraw Oct 20, 2015
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    HE will NEVER go away as long as she has money, or borrows money to rescue him.....I have been there....it takes a major admission that you have really done yourself in and it is time to remove yourself.....the strength is needed to prepare for all the coooing and sweetness to come from him....to know it is only temporary and to set a boundary, a line in the sand.

  • Crystal Potter Oct 20, 2015
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    There is going to be no money left if she keeps this lowlife in her world. Wise up, girl! Surround yourself with a healthy lifestyle and maybe your kids won't be a statistic!