Grover released from jail, must complete court-ordered rehab

Grover released from jail, must complete court-ordered rehab

LOWELL — Timothy Grover, arrested outside of Lowell High School last week on several charges, including assault with intent to rape, was released from jail Wednesday and must complete a court ordered rehabilitation program in an on-going case that continues to shake the Greater Lowell community.

Grover, who will be under 24-hour GPS tracking, was released from jail and is expected to complete the Serenity at Summit program in Haverhill prior to his next  court hearing Sept. 24.

Lowell District Court Judge Daniel Crane made his decision in a 12:45 p.m. hearing as Grover’s family let out an audible sigh of relief in a humid, Session Three courtroom.

The hearing lasted about 25 minutes. No one spoke in opposition to Crane’s decision.

“I now find conditions of release,” Crane said stoically after hearing conditions Grover will be under at the Serenity at Summit program, which includes mental health checks, regular breathalyzer tests and urine tests.

Just last week during a dangerousness hearing, Crane ordered Grover held without bail but would be willing to reconsider his decision should Grover be admitted to an in-patient care facility for treatment.

Grover will be SCRAM tested — a continuous alcohol monitoring system — four times a day and must attend two Alcoholic Anonymous meetings a week until completion of Serenity at Summit, Crane ordered during the hearing.

He will be required to refrain from any contact with his victims, witnesses and their homes as well as Lowell High School. Grover will be prohibited from possessing alcohol, marijuana and any weapon.

Grover was charged with assault with intent to rape, two counts of assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of threat to commit a crime, assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest after entering Lowell High School on Aug. 26 and threatening to rape a 20-year-old woman while cornering her behind a desk, according to previous Sun reporting.

Grover then wandered into the school’s auditorium where he grabbed an 18-year-old male student by the shirt and swung at him, authorities alleged.

He was then detained on Kirk Street by a park ranger before kicking at police officers and threatening to “shoot” and “kill” them. The defendant later said he did not remember the incident and denied that it happened, according to previous Sun reporting.

No injuries were reported among the three victims, which included one Lowell High teacher.

Grover founded The Megan House to provide residential substance abuse treatment for local women. The foundation is dedicated and named for his daughter, who died of overdose at age 26, as the first home was opened in 2015.

In the wake of Grover’s arrest, the city is currently reviewing a three-year, $2.4 million municipal garage contract it has with with Madison Security Group, which Grover is the vice president of.

Lowell Public Schools announced it will no longer use the company’s services for response to night-time alarms and occasional vandalism.