Violent Ex-Convict Arrested for East Nashville Carjacking
September 6, 2013
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A violent Nashville criminal who was released from prison just days ago is now back behind bars on charges of carjacking and resisting police.
Christopher Maurice Lewis, 28, whose multi-year prison sentence expired on August 25th, is accused of confronting a 60-year-old East Nashville woman inside her car at 6:45 p.m. Thursday as she prepared to leave the CVS Pharmacy at 2516 Gallatin Pike. The victim reported that a gunman pulled her from the 2002 Chevrolet Impala and drove off. She was not seriously hurt.
At 9:25 p.m. Thursday, East Precinct undercover officers located the Impala backed into a parking lot near Dickerson Pike and Ewing Lane. A man matching the same description as the carjacker (Lewis) was seen behind the wheel. Officers moved in and took him into custody. A silver toy gun was recovered from the car. In a subsequent interview with Detective Paul Harris, Lewis admitted to the carjacking and said that he was looking for someone else to rob at the time of his arrest.
Records reflect that Lewis was convicted in July 2005 on four counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery for which he received four six-year sentences. He was also convicted on two counts of aggravated assault for which he received two four-year sentences.
Lewis is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $160,000 bond.