Fugitive caught, placed in jail on felony drug charges

Sep. 05, 2013 @ 06:45 PM

Henderson police arrested one of their wanted fugitives Wednesday, jailing Kareem Ali Lewis on eight felony drug counts.

Earlier this week, Lt. Alan Hedgepeth indicated Henderson investigators and agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sought the 31-year-old Lewis. He was wanted for the sale and distribution of cocaine and heroin in the city and Vance County.

Hedgepeth on Thursday said a member of the Henderson police special operations division arrested Lewis with two indictments, each with four felonies. Charges included counts of possession of heroin and cocaine for sale and selling heroin and cocaine.

According to Hedgepeth, Lewis remained in Vance County Jail after failing to post a $40,000 bond. A hearing is pending in Vance County Superior Court scheduled for Sept. 26.

Lewis, with Henderson addresses of 338 Cone Lane and 417 South Cooper Drive, Apt. 7-F, had been arrested in August 2012 on charges of possessing marijuana and cocaine.

State prison records list Lewis as an absconder from court supervision. The records also list a robbery and multiple forgery convictions in 2005, dating back to incidents in 2002.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.