Police: Drunk man wakes neighborhood, tries to stop school bus

Police: Drunk man wakes neighborhood, tries to stop school bus

Credit: Gaston County Jail

Jeffrey Ray Lewis.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 8:33 PM

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Dispatch in Gaston County began fielding calls from threatened residents of an armed man who was knocking on doors and then tried to stop a school bus.

Gaston County Police say the "extremely impaired" man, identified as 42-year-old Jeffrey Ray Lewis, knocked on doors to numerous homes on Saddlewood Drive, south of Gastonia.

Then Lewis attempted to stop a school bus carrying elementary school students, police say.

Police arrived on scene, found Lewis, and arrested and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, resist, delay and obstruct a police officer and impeding a school bus.

Authorities say Lewis was carrying a black cell phone which may have been mistaken for a weapon, as Lewis was not carrying a weapon at the time of his arrest.

His bond is set at $10,000.

 

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