Murray, Ky.–With assistance from multiple agencies including the Henry and Carroll County Sheriff’s Offices and the FBI, the Murray Police Department has arrested a woman on charges of theft, forgery, evading and more.
On July 26, 2020, the Murray Police Department responded to Central Park in reference to
thefts from vehicles. The next day, the Murray Police Department also began an investigation
into fraudulent activity on an individual’s bank account. It was learned that this individual had
recently been the victim of a vehicle break-in in another city.
This investigation soon became a multi-agency investigation including multiple victims in cities throughout Kentucky and Tennessee.
On 8/4/2020, the Murray Police Department responded to a call involving fraudulent
activity on another bank account. A detective located the suspect, Amanda Johnson Lewis, age 44, of
Fort Lauderdale, FL, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle Lewis was operating.
Lewis fled the area in the vehicle.
Lewis was located by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in
Tennessee and arrested. Lewis is awaiting extradition to Kentucky where she will be charged
with the following offenses:
Fleeing or Evading Police 1 st Degree
Theft of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate
Speeding over 26 MPH
Failure to Signal
Operating on Suspended Operator’s License
Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2 nd Degree
Forgery 2 nd Degree
Theft of Identity
The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information regarding this case, please
contact the Murray Police Department. The Murray Police Department was assisted by the
Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the Trigg County Sheriff’sOffice, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI.