Questions develop over Charles Lewis Jr walk-away

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – There is an update today on the unfolding story of convicted murderer Charles Lewis Junior.

Lewis was reported missing earlier this month after he walked away from his group home outside Detroit.

For nearly two weeks police searched for him until he was arrested in Lansing last Friday.

That’s the official story.

But 6 News has obtained documents that paint a different picture.

Police reports from Shelby Township, Clinton Township and Grand Ledge detail crimes allegedly committed by Charles Lewis Junior before he was ever reported missing from his court-ordered group home.

According to the documents the last time Charles Lewis Junior was officially seen was during a court hearing in Ingham County on August 9th.

The next time he surfaced was on August 14 when he was found in Shelby Township driving a car reported stolen out of Grand Ledge.

He got away from police that day.

After that the reports show Lewis took an Uber from Mount Clemens to Lansing to visit his girlfriend on September 3.

On the 4th Lewis allegedly left his group home for his work shift at McDonalds and didn’t come back.

And it wasn’t until September 5 that a treatment specialist with the Martin Luther King group home reported Lewis missing.

6 News learned of his disappearance the following day on the 6th.

Then it wasn’t until nearly two weeks later on September 16 that Lewis was arrested in Lansing.

This story has a lot of moving parts but we have calls into police and the group home Lewis was assigned to to help fill in those gaps.

6 News is working to find out, if in fact, this convicted murderer was missing and out on the streets for much longer than reported.

This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.

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