There’s clearly a lot of discomfort about Gregory Lewis’ escape. I have no desire to get involved in the debate as to whether or not he should have been released on bail.
However, on September 20th the Southbridge Police Department issued an advisory that he had cut off his GPS bracelet and fled the area.
On September 25th it was reported that he had returned to his Southbridge residence. He assaulted a family member and restrained them so that they could not call the police. He escaped again taking with him a firearm and 200 rounds of ammunition. Since then he has been sighted in Vernon, CT and was pinged in Hartford.
My question is this. Following his escape in the first place shouldn’t the local police have staked out his home on the chance that he would return?