October 29, 2014
For Immediate Release
WORCESTER – A Southbridge man, captured in upstate New York after a nationwide crime spree, has been indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Gregory J. Lewis, 26, of 113 Brentwood Drive, Southbridge has been charged with 17 felonies stemming from incidents in Southbridge. He is expected to be arraigned on those charges soon in Worcester Superior Court.
Lewis remains in custody in Washington County, N.Y. today after he was arrested in the Village of Fort Edward, N.Y. last night. He had been a fugitive since Sept. 15 when he removed his GPS monitor from his ankle. He is suspected of committing rapes and other crimes in several states over the past six weeks.
“We are working with authorities in Washington County, N.Y. to bring Lewis back to Massachusetts,” Mr. Early said. “We’re glad that he is back in custody. The people of Southbridge and Worcester County can sleep a little better at night and Lewis will now have to answer for his crimes.”
Lewis was indicted on two counts rape of a child aggravated by age difference, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child, indecent exposure, and receiving stolen
property over $250. A second case presented to the grand jury led to a separate set of
indictments: aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery, assault and battery on elderly person, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a victim older than 60, larceny from a person older than 65, larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a FID card, possession of ammunition without a FID card, larceny over $250, intimidation of a witness, and larceny of a motor vehicle.