Update: Gregory Lewis's crime spree ended after his capture in New York State. He's now been formally charged in Colorado with a slew of very serious charges: attempted first-degree murder, three counts of sexual assault, two counts of first-degree assault and aggravated robbery. Continue for our previous coverage.
Original post, 6:54 a.m. October 28: When the Denver Police Department issued an alert for Gregory Lewis this past Friday, the offenses mentioned were committed elsewhere. But now, the man designated as the most wanted man in Massachusetts, as well as a suspect for assorted crimes in several other states, is thought to have been involved in at least two local cases -- and as of this writing, he remains at large. Photos, videos and details below.
The original DPD alert reads:
Gregory Lewis is wanted on felony warrants for Kidnapping, Aggravated Robbery, and Statutory rape out of North Carolina and Massachusetts. Lewis is believed to be in the Denver metro area.
Lewis is described as a white male, approximately 6-0, 235 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has the following tattoos: Chest -- hand holding a knife with a broken handcuff; Left shoulder to elbow -- demonic female with colored eyes. Lewis should be considered armed and dangerous.
Here's another surveillance photo of Lewis from the Massachusetts State Police, accompanied by depictions of the tattoos described above:
The MSP has designated Lewis as Massachusetts' most wanted man -- and authorities are on the lookout for him across the country. Here's a graphic from WCVB5 in Boston showing the states where he's allegedly committed crimes. An excerpt from WCVB5 coverage reads:
Lewis has arrest warrants for the crimes of home invasion, kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and rape of a child.
Massachusetts State Police said Lewis is considered to be armed and dangerous and may be in possession of a gun, baton and handcuffs.
State police said Lewis has been a fugitive since cutting off his court-ordered GPS ankle bracelet and fleeing the state. He was spotted in Kentucky.
Lewis then returned to his Southbridge home on Sept. 25 and attacked and handcuffed his stepfather and stole a gun and 200 rounds of ammunition, police said.
Lewis is also facing charges in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a female was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted on Sept. 23.
Locally, meanwhile, 9News is sharing the story of a Denver-area woman who says Lewis forced his way into her hotel room earlier this month and physically (not sexually) assaulted her for nearly an hour before setting her free. He's also wanted for another assault in the metro-area.
If you have any information about Lewis's whereabouts, you're encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867), which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 in the case.
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