Dewayne RichardsonMississippi Delta DA 4th District

Greenville, MS – District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Charlie Johnson was convicted of the killing of Greenville man, Timothy Lewis.  With trial set to begin on May 21, 2024, before Judge Richard Smith in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Johnson chose instead to plead guilty to the charge brought against him.

Johnson pled guilty to Second Degree Murder and was sentenced to thirty (30) years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with twenty-five (25) of those years to be served in custody.  Due to the violent nature of Johnson’s crime, he will not be eligible for early release or parole and must serve the entirety of his sentence behind bars.

Johnson’s charges stemmed from a 2022 shooting incident on Redbud Street in Greenville that left Timothy Lewis deceased.

The case against Johnson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Austin Frye and Kaylon McCou, who expressed their gratitude towards the Greenville Police Department for their quick response and thorough investigative work.  Frye added that “Johnson fled the scene of the shooting immediately after killing Timothy Lewis-  had it not been for the Greenville Police Department’s readiness and ability, Johnson likely would have gotten away.  Through GPD’s diligence, not only was Johnson apprehended within minutes of the shooting, but his vehicle, his pistol and other critical physical evidence was located, all playing a crucial role in the successful prosecution of this case.”