JEFFERSON COUNTY — Charges were dismissed Thursday in Jefferson County court against a 37-year-old man charged in separate cases with possession of narcotics and for a shooting that sent one person to the hospital.
Carlos R. Lewis was arrested by Mt. Vernon police in August on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm, and several traffic violations after detectives identified him as a person of interest in an early morning shooting on South 17th.
One person, suffering from non life threatening injuries, was transported from the scene to a local hospital.
On Thursday a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery by the discharge of a firearm stemming from that arrest was dismissed, along with the traffic violations.
Lewis has been free on $10,000 cash bond posted following his arrest. Part of that money was used Thursdayto pay off fines he still owed on two 2015 convictions, along with $7,500 cash bond posted in a separate 2018 case charging him with three counts possession of narcotics.
Those charges were also dismissed in court Thursday. The remainder of the $17,500 bond posted in those two cases was returned to Lewis.