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'Sons of Anarchy' actor found dead, is suspect in fatal attack

September 27, 2012 |  6:58 am

A 28-year-old man who apparently fell to his death after allegedly fatally attacking an 81-year-old woman in a Los Feliz home was an actor who appeared in the TV show "Sons of Anarchy," sources confirmed. Los Angeles police found the body of Jonathan Lewis in a driveway in the 3600 block of Lowry Road on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Also known as Johnny Lewis, the actor's list of credits includes "Boston Public," "The O.C." and the 2010 film "The Runaways."

The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the woman as Catherine Davis, who police said Wednesday may have rented a room to Lewis.

Details of the incident were still not clear as the investigation continued, but authorities said it began about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday when police received several calls reporting a "screaming woman" and three men fighting in the 3600 block of Lowry Road.

Lewis allegedly climbed a wall and fought with a house painter at a neighboring residence before going back to Davis' home, police said. He then scaled the wall again to fight with the painter and the owner of the second house, Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

When officers arrived, they found Lewis' body in the driveway about six feet from the wall. They later found Davis' body at the home. Investigators said they believe Davis died from blunt force trauma and that Lewis is the sole suspect.

Coroner's officials said no official causes of death had been determined.

The two men who fought with the suspect received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Preciado said.

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