Smyrna Police executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon looking for two men wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred July 27 in Plainfield, N.J.

The Smyrna Police Department with the assistance of Clayton, Dover, Milford Police and the Union County N.J. Homicide Task Force executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. in the unit block of Malvern Drive in reference to a report that two men, who police said are both members of the Crips and are wanted in connection with a murder in New Jersey, were hiding out inside one of the townhomes in an attempt to avoid apprehension.

Due to the risk to public safety, the location was surrounded and then searched by the Smyrna Police Department Special Tactics and Response Team. It was discovered that the suspects had fled the location shortly before the arrival of police, and are believed to be en route to South Carolina, police said.

Michael Lowery, 30, and his brother Larry Lowery, 23, are wanted by the Union County Homicide Task Force in connection with a July 27 homicide in New Jersey. Police said both brothers are believed to be dangerous.

Police said the investigation indicates both Lowery brothers fled to Delaware and are en route to South Carolina. They are believed to be operating a black two-door motor vehicle with tinted windows displaying a temporary New Jersey registration with the first character being the letter "F." The brothers have been entered into the National Crime Information Center as wanted persons with full extradition.

Michael is 6'2", weighs 210 pounds, and has tattoos on his left arm of the grim ripper and praying hands. Larry is 5'7", weighs 185 pounds, and has a tattoo on his right arm of 700.

Anyone pertaining with information to the whereabouts of these two should contact Sgt. Ronald Fusco at (908) 514-2080 or