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Fort Worth double homicide suspect in jail

Joshua Montrel Lewis is accused of shooting and killing a man at this home in east Fort Worth.
Joshua Montrel Lewis is accused of shooting and killing a man at this home in east Fort Worth.

A 34-year-old man was in the Mansfield Jail on Tuesday, suspected of killing two people Monday.

Joshua Montrel Lewis of Fort Worth is accused of shooting and killing a woman in the lobby of a Motel 6 early Monday morning. He also is suspected of killing a man on Daniel Street in Fort Worth, police Sgt. Steven Enright said.

Lewis, whose bail for the motel shooting is set at $100,000, was arrested by police Monday after officers found a woman dead at the motel off Interstate 35W in south Fort Worth around 4:40 a.m. The woman’s name will be released by the Tarrant County medical examiner after fingerprint confirmation from another state.

Police are in the process of obtaining an additional warrant for Lewis regarding the shooting at 2012 Daniel St., Enright said. Officers found Alton Young, 44, dead in the kitchen of that home around 5 a.m.

Young was pronounced dead at 5:26 a.m., according to the Tarrant County medical examiner.

He lived on the same street as Lewis, according to public records, and was killed just one block from Lewis’ listed home address in the 2000 block of Ash Crescent Street.

According to public records, Lewis’ criminal history includes a 2008 arrest for evading arrest/detention; a 2010 arrest for possession of a controlled substance under 28 grams; and a 2012 arrest for possession of under a gram of heroin, in which he was sentenced to two years federal prison.

Monica S. Nagy: 817-390-7792, @MonicaNagyFWST

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