Previous Charges Against Wetumka Man Accused Of Locking Girl In Tool Box

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 2:15 pm
By: News On 6

WETUMKA, OK -- A Wetumka man accused of locking a girl in a tool box for 16-hours this week also faces previous charges of child abuse and violating a protective order involving the same girl.

Christopher Lewis was charged Monday in Hughes County District Court with kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lewis is accused of locking a Weleetka girl in a toolbox in the back of a pickup truck while he had drinks inside a friend's home.

Court documents show the girl's family filed a protective order against Lewis in December 2007.

Lewis was charged with violating the protective order in August 2008.

A charge of child abuse involving the same girl was filed against Lewis in January 2009.

Lewis made his initial appearance in court on the kidnapping and assault charges on Tuesday. His bond was set at $200,000. He's next court appearance is schedule for August 18.  

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