Investigator Warren B. Lewis, III Nash County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina EoW: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Investigator Warren Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Investigator
Warren “Sneak” B. Lewis, III

Nash County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina
End of Watch: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Biographical Info

Age: 31
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: June 9, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Nash County Sheriff’s Office
222 W Washington St
Nashville, NC 27856
Phone: (252) 459-1556

Investigator Warren Lewis was shot and killed while serving a murder warrant with the Eastern North Carolina Fugitive Task Force at approximately 7:00 pm.
Investigator Lewis, along with members of the United States Marshals Service, went to a residence on West Lenoir Avenue in Kinston to serve a warrant in connection with a murder investigation. They were conducting a search of the residence when Investigator Lewis was shot and killed.
Five suspects, including three who were wanted in connection with the original murder warrant, were arrested at the location after a 30 minute standoff.
Investigator Lewis had served with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for nine years and was a sworn Deputy United States Marshal assigned to the Eastern North Carolina Fugitive Task Force. He is survived by his wife and two children.

 

From a news release

RALEIGH — Governor Bev Perdue has called for North Carolina flags at state facilities in Nash and Lenoir counties to be lowered to half staff immediately and through sunset Saturday to honor the life and service of Nash County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Warren “Sneak” Lewis, who died Thursday in Kinston in the line of service.

Local government offices and citizens also are encouraged to lower flags as a sign of respect.

Investigator Lewis, 38, who was married and had two children, had been with the sheriff’s office for more than nine years and had worked with the Eastern North Carolina Fugitive Task Force for three years. He was shot and killed while serving a murder warrant at a residence.

 

 

KINSTON, N.C. – A news conference is scheduled for this morning at 11:30 about the incident that claimed the life of Investigator Warren “Sneak” Lewis.

Representatives from the Kinston Department of Public Safety, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshall’s Service will all be in attendance.

As Nine On Your Side first reported Thursday night, a Nash County deputy working under the authority of the Eastern NC Fugitive Task Force as a U.S. Marshal was shot and killed while he and another Marshal attempted to serve warrants for suspects in a week-old murder.

It all started shortly before 7 p.m. on West Lenoir Avenue.

Police had been searching for 2 suspects wanted in the shooting death of Thomas Hinton. 18-year-old Lamont Byrd and 16-year-old Kion Dail were both wanted on a open count of murder.

The pair of U.S. Marshals went to the residence in search of the suspects. As the pair were walking up to the house, a shot rang out fatally wounding one of them.

5 suspects were secured from the building. Officials say 3 of them were wanted in the murder of Hinton.

Sheriff Dick Jenkins of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office issued a release regretfully announcing that one of his deputies was killed Thursday evening in the line of duty.

Lewis was assigned to the Eastern North Carolina Fugitive Task Force. A member of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for over 9 years, he’s served on the Eastern NC Fugitive Task Force for the last three years.

Sheriff Jenkins said, “Investigator Lewis was a gentle soul and would go out of his way to give you the shirt off his back, if he thought you needed it. He will definitely be missed, and he leaves a void at this Office that will never be filled.”

Multiple law enforcement and emergency officials were gathered at the scene through much of the evening.

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2 Responses to “Investigator Warren B. Lewis, III Nash County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina EoW: Thursday, June 9, 2011”


  1. 1 MJC June 11, 2011 at 06:26

    I think a SWAT team is needed to serve warrants. An Officer in the Tampa Bay area lost his life serving a warrant two months ago & I’m wondering how many others have been lost this same way. I feel terrible for these Officers families.

    It’s unnerving that young punks with guns can end a life in no time flat. If our country doesn’t start serving up the death penalty swiftly & publicly in cases like this, why would
    anything ever change? We already know that criminals with guns out number law enforcement; so exactly how much more proof do we need?

  2. 2 Jenny June 11, 2011 at 10:56

    Many may not know that his mother lost a brother the same day. Can you imagine losing a brother and son, especially the same day. My heart goes out to the families. His uncle will receive Military Honors. They both served to protect us. We have lost two amazing human beings. Such a sad time for the family, co-workers and friends. Keep these families in your prayers.


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