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Police search for fugitive Mass. child-rape suspect

Greg Lewis

Southbridge Police via CBS Boston

SOUTHBRIDGE, Ma. - Police say a child-rape suspect who became a fugitive after cutting off his court-ordered GPS device, returned home and assaulted a relative before grabbing a gun, reports CBS Boston.

Greg Lewis, 26, has been on the run since Sept. 15, according to police, but he returned to his parents' home Thursday afternoon.

According to the station, Police Chief Daniel Charette said Lewis assaulted his stepfather, tied him up, and stole a 9 mm gun and ammunition from his family's home before fleeing.

Lewis is believed to be driving his parents' blue 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Massachusetts license plates 85GF63.

Charette said Lewis may have changed the plates and they have reason to believe he is no longer in Massachusetts, reports the station.

The chief said Lewis fled the state last week and police believe he made it as far as Kentucky before deciding to return home for some reason.

Investigators consider him dangerous and say anyone who sees him shouldn't approach him but should instead call police.

Lewis' stepfather was treated and released from the hospital Thursday night, the station reports.

Lewis was ordered to wear the GPS device after he was released on $1,000 bail at his arraignment Aug. 6.

He is charged with two counts each of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and statutory rape of a child.