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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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76.

JA Logan    

So the only visual was (I will spin this to play devils advocate) a person returning home to where he rents a room, two men are there acting suspicious in the driveway of his land lady. One of the men says to him, "What the f*** are you doing here, get the f*** out of here". The man returning to his rented room is confronted and stopped by the two men. He reaches for a 2x4 to defend himself. One of the men disarms him, he retreats to the roof where he ends up slipping and falling to his death.

But he is now the only suspect and the police are not considering others.

693 days ago
77.

2drk2fck    

Get ready we sent all the Saltinians out of Miami and over to HELL-LA

693 days ago
78.

Otis    

A few things that jump out...1st RIP to this young man, condolences to his friends and family. 2. Tragic situation with synthetic drugs. 3. And marijuan is illegal still LOL 4. You should all arm yourselves, a gun would have saved everybody! Protect yourselves because the police CANT!

693 days ago
79.

ErrandBoyandShoeShinerForBarry    

I think he is cute andjust my type

693 days ago
80.

bluemorfin    

He had a criminal mind ALRIGHT!!

693 days ago
81.

OB1    

From what I have read and have dealt with in the past. I say he died from excited delirium. That is common with signs and actions that was reported.

693 days ago
82.

Rebo    

I watch the show-- I never saw this murdering tweaker degenerate before. What did he play in Song of Anarchy, a lamp?

693 days ago
83.

SuccessfulAuthor    

Who in their right mind would rent a room to a burnout with a burglary conviction?

693 days ago
84.

yup    

This guy was in quite a bit of stuff and he needs to rent a room from a little old lady. He was either a spend freak or a speed freak. I would go with the latter.

693 days ago
85.

cassie    

WTF no way this is all ****ed up

693 days ago
86.

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693 days ago
87.

Cindy    

Useless piece of ****....and his co-stars are saying "he was so talented". No, he was a useless, drug snorting piece of **** who beat an old woman and her cat to death. Good riddance. Thank God the neighbors didn't fall off the roof too. At least we can all sleep better that the piece of crap is dead.

693 days ago
88.

JustFollowing    

How's those super-human qualities working out on the asphalt?

693 days ago
89.

JustFollowing    

It would be cool if ALL the hollywood celebs (a-list & b-list) would just have a big friggin' bath salt party on a cruise ship off the coast of LA. That would like be the coolest thing. They should video tape it as a reality show. Celebs Gone Wild!

693 days ago
90.

Bri    

Why say RIP when he was so destructive and murderous. I hope the old woman and her cat restsin peace but him not so much

693 days ago
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