Anally Fixated Felon Smuggles Drugs In His Butt, Punches Fellow Inmate For Farting

Terrence J. Lewis might not follow the law, but he does follow matters of gastrointestinal etiquette. How else could you explain why the 32-year-old Evansville felon punched a fellow inmate for farting in his presence?

On Friday, Lewis was being held at Vanderburgh County Jail for charges of attempted murder when, on Saturday, he was later accused of punching an elderly inmate—and sending him to the hospital—for passing gas around him. Why exactly? He told jail personnel the inmate was “being disrespectful.”

Lewis might actually have some sort of fanny fascination because when he was getting his routine strip search, police noticed “a foreign object protruding from the anus area.” Before officers could make a move, Lewis pulled a small plastic bag from his rectum and—GAG ALERT!—immediately shoved it in his mouth. In the bag was cigarette tobacco and 1 gram of weed.

Now, in addition to the attempted murder charges, Lewis also faces felony charges of possession of marijuana, trafficking contraband and battery.

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Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

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Incident Report for Case #2014-241659

Incident Type

Intoxicated/Impaired Driver

Incident Date

07/28/2014 – 2:41 PM


West Beltline Highway (at Fish Hatchery Rd.)


Vicente J. Albino Esteban, age 33, Madison
Driver was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated – 4th offense, Operating While Revoked, Open Intoxicants in Motor Vehicle and Inattentive Driving.


An intoxicated driver caused a three vehicle crash Monday afternoon while trying to exit the West Beltline Highway onto Fish Hatchery Rd. The suspect plowed the pickup truck he was operating into another truck, causing the second truck to strike a car. The drivers of the impacted vehicles had stopped for a red light. Both saw the suspect get out of the heavily damaged pickup and toss a bag of empty beer cans down a grassy hill. The evidence was later collected by police. The suspect was arrested on several tentative charges, including fourth offense drunken driving.

Released 07/29/2014 at 10:45 AM by PIO Joel Despain

Semi-Trailer Rollover Causes Closure

A flat bed semi-trailer rolled over on its side blocking all lanes of the 4500 block of West Marginal Way around 7:18 a.m. this morning. Police say the truck may have rolled over because a loose container of dry cement it was carrying shifted and destabilized the truck. Seattle Fire medics responded and treated the adult male driver for minor injuries. The closure is expected to last around two to three hours. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is on scene to determine whether the driver committed any violations.

  July 29, 2014  

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