One of the men accused of triggering a late-night barrage of bullets that left three dead in Macon two weeks ago is accused of shooting someone else with an assault rifle.
Authorities say Vincent Lewis was a member of a band of what Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has dubbed thieving hoodlums, who opened fire May 29 on a couple in a car on Fairburn Avenue.
The apparent robbery-gone-bad claimed the lives of a 23-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man. An investigator has said an assault rifle may have been used in the slayings.
The sheriff said a third victim, Terrance Heavy D Dent Jr., part of the supposed stickup crew, appears to have been fatally wounded when the woman, trying to fend off the bandits, shot back with a 9mm pistol.
The long-troubled Lewis, 36, said to have been a close friend of the 25-year-old Dent, was jailed Monday after 11 days on the run.
Lewis and two others have been arrested, each charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault. Another suspect was still at large Wednesday evening.
At his first-appearance hearing in the Bibb jails courtroom Wednesday, Lewis was informed of his rights.
Thank you, your honor, Lewis told the judge at the end of the minute long proceeding.
On Tuesday, a Bibb grand jury indicted Lewis for aggravated assault in the Dec. 15 shooting of 39-year-old Brandon Glispy with an assault rifle. Other charges against Lewis in that incident include two gun-possession felonies.
Lewis has ties to Savannah and is believed to have been there in the days after the late-May slayings on Fairburn Avenue. When he was caught Monday in south Macon he was at a house on Frances Drive, off Rice Mill Road near Pio Nono Avenue.
Known on the street as White Boy, the light-skinned Lewis grew up in the area around Houston Avenue and Broadway, south of Eisenhower Parkway. The address listed on his jail booking form is a squat shack of a dwelling on Antioch Road that was built in 1900. The place sold a decade ago for $4,000.
Lewis has had at least 16 brushes with the law in the past 15 years. Many of the charges were dismissed, though over the years he has pleaded guilty to marijuana possession with intent to distribute, misdemeanor battery, obstruction and numerous trespassing allegations.
An investigator said Lewis, who went to prison in 2008 for a year and four months on a battery conviction, has been locked up at the Bibb jail some two dozen times.
In 2007, Lewis and two others were convicted of breaking into an Oldsmobile Cutlass and stealing car-stereo equipment.
His prison stint, according to court records, appears to have stemmed from an incident in which Lewis, in front of his 5-year-old son, struck a woman in the face with a lamp.
Writer Amy Leigh Womack contributed to this report. To contact writer Joe Kovac Jr., call 744-4397.