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'Sons of Anarchy' Actor

Suspect in BIZARRE

L.A. Double Death

9/27/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... cops believe Johnny was on drugs-- either PCP or meth -- at the time he allegedly killed a woman and then fell to his death.

Sources tell us ... after allegedly killing the 81-year-old woman, Johnny had fought with two men for 3 to 4 minutes ... hurting at least one of them

We're told Johnny initially used a 2x4 to attack the men ... and then used his bare hands.

Law enforcement sources say the men he fought with say Johnny showed "super-human strength" and was "phenomenally strong."

We're told Johnny tried to break into the house of one of the men ... and it took 3 people to hold him back.

One source tells TMZ ... Johnny had gone to a neighbor's home to introduce himself earlier in the day.

Neighbors tell us Johnny had lived in that house before, moved away, and then came back.

Neighbors who knew Johnny say he was a "nice guy."

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Johnny Lewis
-- who had big roles on "Sons of Anarchy," and "The O.C." and once dated Katy Perry -- was found dead yesterday ... and his body was discovered at the same L.A. property as an 81-year-old woman he's suspected of murdering ... TMZ has learned.

According to our law enforcement sources, 28-year-old Lewis was found in a driveway Wednesday morning in the Los Feliz neighborhood -- and the elderly woman who owned the home was found dead inside ... the victim of a homicide.  Investigators say they believe Lewis beat the woman to death.

According to multiple reports, neighbors heard the 81-year-old woman screaming ... and then saw a young man outside her home attack 2 other people with a piece of wood ... before he climbed onto the roof and fell to his death.

Lewis was renting a room from the 81-year-old victim.

Law enforcement sources tell us Lewis is the sole suspect in the woman's murder, and they are not looking for other possible suspects.

Lewis dated Perry back in 2006 -- and attended numerous Hollywood events together.

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Lewis played Kip 'Half-Sack' Epps on "Sons of Anarchy" for 2 seasons, and also had one-off roles on "Criminal Minds" ... "Bones" ... and "CSI."
 
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16.

Truth    

If he did beat the 81 year old woman to death then he got exactly what he deserves. Screw him! Hope he burns in HELL.

652 days ago
17.

stereogirl    

Holy crap. That's terrible. I loved him on Sons of Anarchy and used to talk with him on Twitter.

652 days ago
18.

Harper    

Scientology

652 days ago
19.

Gretel    

Katie Perry is cute as a button and quite talented but she has some bad taste when it comes to the men she is attracted to. There must be some weird stuff that went on in her young years.

652 days ago
20.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Weird lookin' dude. He's one of those guys with a huge neck and little head that makes them look like a talking cartoon penis.

652 days ago
21.

Stephanie    

Why is someone, who should have atleast some money from his roles, renting a room from an 81 year old woman?

652 days ago
22.

Jenn    

Noooooooooooooo! Not the prospect! Again!! :( :(

652 days ago
23.

Stace.    

I see a future episode of Criminal Minds here.

652 days ago
24.

nightwing    

thats too bad i loved him in the fox tv show Quintuplits

652 days ago
25.

Renee Spoth    

he was also on a few episodes of drake and josh, "kiwi" in rasie your voice,

652 days ago
26.

Keyser Söze    

So f*cking random...

All I can say is that I've seen that kid in movies and on TV for the better part of two decades, and I would never imagine he would be capable of all this.

Goes to show: drugs can completely altered your personality.

Another sad waste.

652 days ago
27.

two cents    

Brains!! Que the zombies.

652 days ago
28.

dd    

Trash!

652 days ago
29.

missdancealot    

what a shame....Hope the older woman RIP..

652 days ago
30.

John    

funny he was killed off SOA because he felt the role was too dark for him and his beliefs...

652 days ago
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