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November 8, 2012

Local man arrested on suspicion of rape

BY LAUREN CARTER
The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — Dewitt Earl Lewis, a 48-year-old Chickasha resident was arrested yesterday after he was accused of first-degree rape, kidnapping, domestic assault, and battery with a deadly weapon.

According to the police report, Chickasha Police officers showed up at the 1200 block of Shepherd Street around 11:49 p.m. after a woman sent her friend a text message that she was in a very dangerous situation and needed help. That friend called police to the woman's home immediately.

Officer Gillian Rainey was one of the officers at the scene. Rainey knocked on the front door of the home and voices could be heard from inside, asking who was at the door.

Shortly after, officers witnessed a naked woman running outside of the house screaming that Lewis was trying to kill her. Officer Rainey and Officer Austin Overturff asked Lewis to move where he could be seen, but he failed to cooperate. Both officers went inside the home to question Lewis.

The woman told police Lewis told her he was going to murder her, and she tried to escape several times. When the woman was pleading for him to let her go, he forced himself on her.

According to Lewis, the woman had the knot on her head before they came into contact that evening. Lewis claims the two were engaged in "rough sex" and it was consensual. Lewis told officers the woman is lying to get him into trouble.