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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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203 COMMENTS

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91.

ke$hasuxx    

I'd probably murder someone too post-Katy Perry's tits.

703 days ago
92.

Capwhan    

And another druggie bites the dust.

703 days ago
93.

Victor Barney    

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703 days ago
94.

HansJurgen    

One less FOLLYWOOD punk!!! We don't need them and their sick culture!

703 days ago
95.

joseph    

put him on trial..... it's been done before!

703 days ago
96.

KenzieQ    

Katy Perry has dated some shady men, that's all.

703 days ago
97.

Roger Anderson     

Ahhhhh, let's see now. Killed the woman in the house. Thought it would be a good idea and go on the roof to.................oh, shout it from the roof top, then jumped to his death or shot himself on the roof incase the bullet didn't kill him the fall would ? Really

703 days ago
98.

debz    

wow, katie should be more careful who she dates, first him then the loser husband.

703 days ago
99.

astrochicks    

He was renting a room from the 81 year old woman, he attacked her in the middle of the night high on drugs, and killed her.

Neighbors heard her screams, they tried to help, Epps tried to escape by scaling the wall and fell. Somehow ran up to the roof and fell again, this time to his death.

703 days ago
100.

debz    

wow, Katy Perry needs to be much more selective. First a murderer then the creepy ex...bet she is glad she didn't marry him..

703 days ago
101.

Regina    

I don't watch Sons of Anarchy and will never watch it. With that being said. I think we should withhold judgement of what he did or did not do until after the autopsy's and tests come back to see if he was in fact on drugs.
I don't know what to believe about this story. I do believe the gremlins are back at it again at TMZ because they don't make a bit of sense in what they say. More typo's, unverifiable rumours, wild imaginings. First the old lady was this age, now she's not. She was found outside, then inside. He fell off a roof, then a wall. He jumped and then was pushed.
Who's to say that the 2 guys he saw DIDN'T do it. Neighbors kill neighbors ALL THE TIIME. It's easy to blame the " mentally ill, drug addicted guy". But from getting a story straight from TMZ, is next to impossible. And given the intelligence level and emotional age of the "writer's", ( and I use that term loosely) the only thing that we do know for sure and that they got right was that 2 people died. One an actor, the other an old lady.
my sympathy and condolences go out to the families of BOTH people.

703 days ago
102.

Regina    

Oh, and I forgot to mention the LAPD. In movies and the tv shows they look really brave and actually do their jobs, but in real life it's a far different thing. I think that they need to withhold info about any part of this case until they did an ACTUAL investigation. Pinning it on this young man may be convenient and let's them avoid a lot of paperwork, but justice doesn't get done that way. If they pin all their hopes on one guy, and he happens to be dead, than if he didn't do it, a killer(s) go free to kill again. They need to look at EVERYBODY in that neighborhood and in her life. To not do so is being negligent in your duties and just plain lazy. And no, I am NOT saying that she brought this on herself. She was probably renting out rooms to make some money. But who's to say she didn't have grandkids or sons and daughter's that were drug addicts and killed her for money or drugs. It happens all the time. I am just putting out different scenarios that should be looked at.
And if it did turn out that he did do it, she should have thought twice about renting a room to an ex con, due to his past criminal history. But old people don't think like that. They trust too much sometimes.

703 days ago
103.

walter12    

Poetic justice for another doper, huh?

703 days ago
104.

charlie    

The sad part is the fact me may never find out the complete truth as to what happened the media like to pick and chose what is included in a story to gain viewers.
No matter what the cir***stances were it is such a sad story with two families who have to deal with the loss of loved ones. My thoughts are with them.

703 days ago
105.

LCS27    

this story is such an anarchy

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