"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis had history of violence and attacked two other people during his Wednesday rampage
"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis, who's believed to have killed his 81-year-old landlady Wednesday before dying himself, attacked two other people during the violent spree, and had a history of violent incidents in the months leading up to the alleged murder Wednesday morning, TheWrap has learned.
During a press conference at the home where Lewis and his alleged victim Catherine Davis lived in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, LAPD commander Andrew Smith told reporters that Lewis also injured his neighbor and a man who the neighbor had hired to paint his house.
According to Smith, the neighbor exited his house when he heard a commotion outside to discover that Lewis had jumped the house painter. Lewis appeared to have scaled the wall of the home with a stick or 2-by-4, Smith said.
The neighbor suffered facial injuries during the incident. It was not immediately known if the painter was injured.
As reported earlier, the Los Angeles County coroner's office determined that Davis died of blunt head trauma and strangulation. The cause of death for Lewis, who died after falling off of a roof, has been deferred.
Davis said that he does not believe that the police have any other suspects in the case. They are, however, re-interviewing witnesses.
In addition to Wednesday's fatal rampage, court papers obtained by TheWrap show that Lewis had engaged in multiple violent incidents earlier this year. In January, Lewis was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon following an incident during which he entered a residence and struck two men in the head with a bottle.
The papers also show that, in February, Lewis was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery, as well as a count of obstructing or resisting a police officer. Convicted of the battery accounts in February, he was sentenced to 36 months of probation and 12 days in county jail.