Location: 900 block of South T Street, Tulare

Incident Date: 6/8/16

Incident Time: 1130 hours

Case Number: 16-07303

Victim: State of California

City: Tulare

Posted by: Media Relations

Possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia

On 6-1-16, the Tulare County Sheriff’s County Apprehension Team Tracking Criminals in Hiding (CATTCH) developed information that a subject on the Sheriff’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Lewis Fowler, was staying in the Tulare area.  Detectives responded to several locations over the following week and were able to track him to a location in Tulare.  

On Wednesdsay, June 8, 2016, at the time of the Detectives' arrival, Fowler was leaving a residence and quickly observed the Law Enforcement Officers.  After a short attempt to elude, Fowler was ultimately taken into custody without incident in front of a residence.

At the time of Fowler’s arrest, he was located with a small amount of Methamphetamine and a smoking device.  He was later booked on the fresh charges and seven outstanding warrants for drug possession, transportation and sales, and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218 or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.