A Harrisburg man has just been told he is free to go when a mistrial was called after a jury failed to reach a verdict. According to an article in PennLive, the 21-year-old man, Damon Lewis, was accused of “robbing two women at a city bus stop.” Probably what ultimately caused the case to be dropped was the fact that neither of the witnesses were able to select the man from a photo lineup just days following the robbery. Nonetheless they were “able to finger him at trial and in an ATM photo.” They also said that he “held a gun to their heads and repeatedly pulled the trigger.”
Lewis Still Acquitted
Perhaps Lewis should have been a bit more sensible in his thinking though when he tried to avoid the police by hiding on a roof when they came for his rest during the holdup on 20th and Market Streets on August 23. He has now been acquitted by the jury for this. Further, he has been charged on two counts of robbery and of using one of the victim’s bank cards.
Lewis might also not be so lucky vis-à-vis the other robbery charge since Deputy District Attorney Johnny Baer has said that he will be retried on this. It sure is a shame that the ladies weren’t able to make the identification but a lot can be said for shock in a situation like this and thus there is still a chance Lewis will be found guilty at a retrial.