On 10-18-14, a verbal dispute took place between Barbara Lewis and her eldest son, Jason Lewis, at their residence located at 2230 Endsley Road in Brooksville. During the dispute, Dillon Lewis, Jason’s younger brother, intervened and words were exchanged between the two brothers. Jason stated that he planned to leave but would be back to shoot his brother Dillon.
Jason Lewis left in his vehicle and was gone for less than five minutes. When he returned, he got out of the vehicle and was observed to be loading a firearm. Jason immediately approached a group of people that were sitting by a bonfire in the yard. The dispute continued. Dillon stood up from a chair that he had been sitting in, and Jason pointed the shotgun at his face. Jason then lowered the gun, pointing it at Dillon’s legs, and pulled the trigger.
The round struck the ground just inches from Dillon’s right foot. Everyone at the bonfire rushed Jason in an attempt to disarm him. A physical altercation then ensued between Jason and Dillon. During the altercation, Dillon received scratches, an injured wrist, and a bite on his chest.
The round fired by Jason from the firearm is believed to have ricocheted off the ground and struck Dillon in the left earlobe and stuck bystander Dylan Sanders in the back of his right triceps, causing minor injuries to both individuals.
After one more brief physical altercation inside the residence, Jason Lewis fled the property.
Detectives issued a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) for Jason Lewis and his vehicle, as they had probable cause for his arrest on the following charges:
• Attempted Murder – 1 count
• Aggravated Battery – 2 counts
• Aggravated Assault w/a Firearm – 5 counts
• Felon in Possession of a Firearm – 1 count.
On 10-19-14, Detective Tom Breedlove completed a warrant for the arrest of Jason Lewis and was returning to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office after having the Judge sign the warrant. When Breedlove pulled into the parking lot, Jason Lewis was standing in the parking lot waving Breedlove down. Lewis was turning himself in.
Jason Buck Lewis W/M DOB/12-25-1992 was placed under arrest and transported to the Hernando County Detention Center. His charges are listed above. He is being held without bond.
Lewis did not wish to talk to Detective Breedlove about the incident that took place on 10-18-14.