Santa Barbara Police Fish Fleeing Felon from Pacific

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Santa Barbara Police Fish Fleeing Felon from Pacific
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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On July 11, 2018 at 3:30 AM, Santa Barbara Police Department Patrol Officers responded to a call reporting a battery that had just occurred at the Amtrak Station on State Street.

Officers arrived at the scene and discovered a local unsheltered woman suffering facial lacerations and several broken bones. The victim did not want to cooperate with the investigation.

Other people had witnessed the attack, however, and stated that the victim was kicked repeatedly to the point of her losing consciousness.  Following the assault, some of these witnesses chased the alleged attacker, who fled to the wharf and jumped into the ocean -  a balmy 69 degrees at the time.

Harbor Patrol and Santa Barbara Police Officers responded, using two boats to locate, corral, and retrieve the subject, later identified as Casey Michael Lewis, age 35, on parole from an earlier robbery conviction.

Lewis swam around Fool’s Anchorage, a boat mooring location just east of the wharf, for approximately an hour before finally complying with instructions to board one of the boats.

Following a medical examination, Lewis was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for felony assault with a deadly weapon (his hands & feet), felony battery resulting in great bodily injury, and violation of his parole terms.

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Luvaduck Jul 13, 2018 09:47 AM
Santa Barbara Police Fish Fleeing Felon from Pacific

Tarpitsbob--IMHO at least they should keep him swimming until he couldn't. I have no sympathy for coward who beat on those weaker, old, handicapped, children. They believe punishment & pain are proper deterrents and behavior changers or they wouldn't inflict it on others. So they need physical pain to get their attention.

Bug Girl Jul 13, 2018 08:39 AM
Santa Barbara Police Fish Fleeing Felon from Pacific

I'm sorry to hear about the injuries inflicted upon the woman, I hope she heals fast and has a safe place to heal, or at least some friends who can help her and look out for her during her recovery. That felon is a piece of work. I hope he learns his lesson and is punished adequately for his violent actions. Good job with the headline Edhat- you really 'reeled me in'!

a-1532262200 Jul 13, 2018 07:27 AM
Santa Barbara Police Fish Fleeing Felon from Pacific

Just like we tell our kids to watch out for stranger danger, we are forced to do the same when downtown, or at beach, or Milpas, or public bathrooms, or shopping center parking lots, outside all CVS stores, most parks. Thus, who owns Santa Barbara now?

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