UPDATE: Knox Co. murder suspect in custody in KY

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UPDATE: (03/04/19)

GRAY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police say 24-year old Phillip Lee Lewis is now in custody in Knox County after being brought from Michigan where he was recently arrested.  He’s in jail in Knox County on a $1 million full cash bond.  Lewis is charged with murder and robbery.

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In Federal Court on Monday, federal charges were dropped without prejudice, which means the charges could be brought up again at a later date.  The federal charges were dropped because Lewis will first face charges in state court, according to officials.

GRAY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a suspect wanted for a murder and robbery in Knox County is now in custody.



Police say 24-year-old Phillip Lee Lewis was arrested in Flint, Michigan on Friday afternoon.

Lewis is accused of shooting 25-year-old Gary Medlin at the A&B Quick Stop in Gray on January 16.

Investigators say Lewis was robbing the store when Medlin, who was a customer, tried to run and Lewis shot him.

According to police, Lewis will remain in custody in Flint, Michigan until he can be brought back to Kentucky.