Police arrest armed murder suspect who hid in stranger’s home

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 2:43pm

Police arrested a man who was armed with a rifle and wanted for murder after he locked himself inside a stranger’s home and refused to come out for police.

Bryan Thomas Lewis, 18, was arrested Friday night after an anonymous female called police dispatch to report that a homicide suspect was inside a residence on Charles E. Davis Boulevard.

After someone who lived at the home arrived with a key, police went in and arrested Lewis after he refused to leave the home, according to an arrest warrant. Police also found a .30-caliber rifle, which they believed belonged to Lewis, inside the home.

In June, Lewis was named as a suspect in the June 15 murder of Stephen Carlton, 29, during an apparent drug deal in the parking lot of a Dollar General store at 78 Lafayette St.

A woman told police she left the Charles E. Davis Boulevard residence, leaving it unlocked, around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Police were called around 6:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived the door was locked and no one answered the door, but said they saw a black male looking out of the window at them.

A resident later showed up to let police inside, where they were able to arrest Lewis. He was charged with aggravated burglary and resisting arrest in addition to the criminal homicide warrant issued in June. He is being held on $1.145 million bond.

Lewis’ last known address was on 11th Avenue North. He is set to appear in court Wednesday morning.

3 Comments on this post:

By: rbull on 8/23/10 at 2:57

This dude has a real good future ahead of him.

By: unclesam328 on 8/23/10 at 7:53

Another gangbanger becoming prison meat!

By: govskeptic on 8/24/10 at 5:10

Pat him on the head and tell him to straighten up. Then ask him where
he got the rifle, from whom, and how much did he pay for it?