DTF arrests fugitive on child rape warrant
by Jessica Loeding
Mar 11, 2014 | 3612 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man wanted out of New England for almost two decades was captured in Euharlee early Monday morning.

Just before 6:30 a.m. agents with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Fugitive Operations Unit arrested Phillip Andrew Lewis at 19 Campfire Trail in Euharlee.

Lewis, 43, was wanted on a 1997 warrant out of Massachusetts for rape of child with force.

DTF Commander Capt. Mark Mayton said the task force received a criminal arrest warrant for Lewis from Springfield, Mass., Police Department.

When asked how agents located Lewis, Mayton declined to comment.

Mayton confirmed children were in the home at the time of Lewis’ arrest.

Springfield police declined to release information on the 1997 case, including the warrant, original report or background on the case. Under Massachusetts’ open records law that information is only available to attorneys, parties to the incident or the property owner where the incident took place.

ICE placed a hold on Lewis out of Jamaica because of his immigration status. He was transported to the Bartow County Jail pending his extradition to Massachusetts.