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'Sons of Anarchy' actor sole suspect in 81-year-old woman's death

"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis is the sole suspect in the death of an 81-year-old woman in Los Feliz on Wednesday, law enforcement sources said.

Los Angeles police found the 28-year-old actor — best known for his two-season role as Kip "Half-Sack" Epps on the FX show — dead in a driveway in the 3600 block of Lowry Road on Wednesday morning. Investigators believe he killed the woman, identified by coroner's officials as Catherine Davis, before somehow falling to his death.

Police said they believe Davis died from blunt force trauma but coroner's officials said no official causes of death had been determined.

Lewis' list of credits include appearances on "Boston Public," "The O.C.," "Criminal Minds" and "The Guardian." The Los Angeles native also had several film roles, including a part in "The Runaways" and "Raise Your Voice," starring Hilary Duff.

He most recently played a prisoner in "186 Dollars to Freedom," released this month.

The investigation continued Thursday.

Los Angeles police officers went to the home about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday after receiving several calls reporting a "screaming woman" and three men fighting.

Investigators believe Lewis climbed a wall and fought with a house painter at a neighboring residence before returning 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.

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

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