Third Suspect Arrested in Lenny Harris Slaying

Activist's body found in well

By Matthew Stabley
|  Monday, Feb 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:16 PM EDT
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Third Arrest in Lenny Harris Slaying

Tyrone Lewis

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Police arrested a third suspect in the death of Lenny Harris, a community activist from Alexandria, Va., whose body was found in a well in Maryland late last month.

Tyrone Lewis, 26, was arrested. That follows the arrests of 20-year-old Ivan Newman Thursday and 49-year-old Linwood Johnson Tuesday.

Lewis is being held on unrelated charges.

Harris, 53, disappeared in September. His car was found in Prince George’s County in October. His phone was found on the Wilson Bridge, not far from the well in Prince George’s County where authorities found his body on an anonymous tip.

Harris, an advocate for the underprivileged, hired Johnson to sell T-shirts after Johnson was released from jail, the victim’s brother told News4. Robbery was the motive for the murder, police said.

Harris was shot, and investigators believe they recovered the weapon that was used, police said.

A funeral for Harris was held Monday in northeast D.C.

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