Bond has been denied for a man accused of triple murder and kidnapping in the Jacksonville, Florida area, according to WESH.
Terrell Lewis, 37, and his 8-year-old son were placed on an Amber Alert Friday.
According to News4Jax, three people were found shot to death Friday morning in a Florida apartment following reports of fighting and a loud noise. According to a close relative, the victims included the mother of Lewis’ eight-year-old son and her family members.
Around 2:00 p.m. on Friday, an Amber Alert was issued.
Soon after the alert was issued, a woman called 911 to report that she had located the vehicle authorities were searching for.
“I gave it a look. I read the details about the car and my girlfriend recognized it and she was like ‘that seems like that’s the car,'” the woman, who did not want to be identified, said. “I couldn’t believe it really, I had to read it a few times. I couldn’t believe I was actually reading this license plate that matched.”
Lewis and his son were discovered safe several hours later, approximately four miles from the scene of the shooting.
According to First Coast News, Lewis has a history of being charged with domestic violence. In 2014, a woman sought a restraining order against Lewis, but then petitioned the courts to vacate the order in 2018, reportedly writing: “Terrell Lewis is a changed man… he is a great person… please give Terrell Lewis another chance.”
Lewis is being charged with three counts of murder. He remains in custody without bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 23.
Tina Penn, a victim’s family member, told News4Jax: “This isn’t good. That’s a whole family right there. They are brothers and sisters and you killed them all for no reason.”