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Sheriff Lewis squashes arrest rumors

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Lewis used his first weekly WMPR radio show to deny claims that he was under house arrest for domestic violence. Lewis used his first weekly WMPR radio show to deny claims that he was under house arrest for domestic violence.
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis took to the radio airwaves Wednesday and squashed a rumor.

On his 53rd birthday, Lewis used his first weekly WMPR radio show to deny claims that he was under house arrest for domestic violence.

He said the rumors have been swirling for two months. The sheriff said the accusations prompted him to investigate.

Lewis said he learned he is being confused with two other men who share his name.

A Tyrone Lewis lives in Jackson, and another one lives in Madison. Both of those men have domestic violence arrests, according to the sheriff.

"So I want to set the record straight. If that had been me, we wouldn't be sitting here. We'd probably be on CNN news or the Oprah Winfrey show and anybody else. But I take it seriously when it comes to those violent rumors," Lewis said.

The sheriff will host "The Sheriff's Report" -- a live radio call-in show -- each Wednesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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