The man mistakenly released from jail on May 14 is now one of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s 10 most wanted.
Ex-convict Finis Deandra Lewis, 32, is accused of murder, and police say he is a known gang member. Lewis is wanted by Metro police and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on first-degree murder charges in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Kenneth Crawley in the J.C. Napier Public Housing Development.
Lewis is described as 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and police consider him very dangerous.
Lewis’ last known address in Nashville is 1002 Monroe Street. Authorities discovered he was missing from jail on May 26, 2010, after he was released following a clerical error.
In a statement, police said it was apparently the dismissal of an unrelated attempted murder charge that prompted his release. He had been in custody since Oct. 1, 2008.
Lewis’ criminal history includes charges of aggravated robbery, drug offenses, assault, evidence tampering, evading arrest, vehicle theft, attempted homicide and more.
Police urge anyone with information on Lewis’ whereabouts to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to his arrest.