Suspect In Attack Arrested After He Tries To Flee From Santa Barbara Police In Ocean

Jul 12, 2018

He’s accused of attacking a woman, but between witness and police, he wasn’t able to escape, even when he jumped off of Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara while trying to make a getaway.

The bizarre incident started at around 3:30 Wednesday morning near Santa Barbara’s Amtrak Station. Witnesses say Casey Michael Lewis kicked a woman on the ground so badly she lost consciousness.

They chased Lewis away, and he ran more than a half mile to Stearns Wharf, where he jumped into the ocean. By then, police were on scene. The 35 year old man swam around for an hour before finally surrendering. Lewis was arrested on felony assault, and for parole violation charges.