Johnny Lewis Dead: 'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Was Arrested Multiple Times Before Final Deadly Incident
TV actor Johnny Lewis -- who died early Wednesday morning in Los Feliz, Calif., after allegedly killing an elderly woman -- was arrested three times this year, twice on separate charges of battery and attempted robbery, Celebuzz has learned.
According to police documents, Lewis, 28, was charged with battery on a person after he struck a man in the face with his fist, on February 10. The incident occurred just moments after Lewis had struck up a conversation with the man and his family at a nearby yogurt shop.
On February 18, Lewis was arrested again -- this time, for attempting to break into the home of an unidentified woman.
The report says the woman confronted Lewis after she noticed he was trying to force open one of the windows in her home. When asked what he was doing, Lewis claimed he was looking for a friend.
The woman quickly notified police, who were able to detain Lewis just down the street.
TMZ adds that Lewis was arrested prior to both incidents, on January 3, after he committed felony assault with a deadly weapon.
Details on the crime were unavailable; the report says , however, that Lewis was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to enter rehab for "treatment of mental health and/or drugs and alcohol."
Lewis was also sentenced to 303 days in jail for the crimes committed in February. He was released on September 21.
Lewis was found dead in the driveway on the property of an 81-year-old woman, from whom he was said to be renting a room. Lewis is believed to have murdered the woman just prior to his own death, according to the initial report.
“He appeared to have died from some type of fall, either from the stairway, or from the balcony, or from one of the roofs,” LAPD Commander Andrew Smith told KABC.
“The best we’re piecing together now is that it appears that some type of altercation occurred inside of the house resulting in the death of the woman. Then this individual ran outside, had an altercation with a couple of neighbors, ran back into the house and by the time we got here, he had fallen or had somehow died on the driveway,” Smith continued.
Lewis is best known for his roles on Sons of Anarchy and The OC. He briefly dated singer Katy Perry in 2006.