Charges Dismissed against Mt. Vernon Man Arrested in Shooting Case

Carlos R. Scott / Photo: Mt. Vernon Police Dept.

MT. VERNON – Charges were dismissed Thursday in Jefferson County Court against a 37-year-old man charged in separate cases with possession of narcotics and for a shooting that sent one person to the hospital.

Carlos R. Lewis was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police in August on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and several traffic violations after detectives identified him as a person of interest in an early morning shooting on South 17th.

One person, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, was transported from the scene to a local hospital.

On Thursday a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery by the discharge of a firearm stemming from that arrest was dismissed, along with the traffic violations.

Lewis has been free on $10,000 cash bond posted following his arrest. Part of that money was used Thursday to pay off fines he still owed on two 2015 convictions, along with $7,500 cash bond posted in a separate 2018 case charging him with three counts of possession of narcotics.

Those charges were also dismissed in court Thursday. The remainder of the $17,500 bond posted in those two cases was returned to Lewis.