Deputies capture Perry County murder suspect

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HAZARD, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) – Hazard Police say the suspect in a murder at Bobby Davis Park is now in custody.

Anthony Lewis (Photo: WYMT)

Police say a deputy located and arrested Anthony Lewis in the Big Creek community Monday morning. He was transported to the Hazard Police Department to be interviewed.

WYMT reports the murder victim is Marlena Holland.

Investigators also say the victim and Lewis were both residents of the Hope House in Hazard.

WYMT also reports that Lewis was previously convicted in 1995 in a 1992 kidnapping and murder case. According to records, Lewis and another man, James Smith, were accused of robbing, kidnapping and killing Randall Bentley in December of 1992.

During Smith's trial in 1995, Lewis was already serving time in prison in Eddyville.

Records also indicate Lewis faced multiple robbery offenses.

Anthony Lewis (Photo: Hazard Police Department)

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