News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 21, 2012

Murder charge filed against husband

Body of Allyson Elmi-Lewis found in eastern Vigo County

TERRE HAUTE — A murder charge has been filed against the estranged husband of a woman whose body was found Nov. 3 in rural eastern Vigo County.

Enzert G. Lewis, 28, will appear in Vigo Superior Court 3 at 10 a.m. today on new charges filed Tuesday alleging that he killed Allyson Elmi-Lewis on Oct. 10.

He has also been charged with altering the scene of a death, and obstruction of justice, both class-D felonies, and invasion of privacy, a class-A misdemeanor.

The charges were announced Tuesday afternoon by Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt, Sheriff Greg Ewing and a team of investigators who Ewing said have been working around-the-clock since the woman’s body was found just off Hyde Road along the Vigo-Clay County Line about a mile north of Indiana 42.

“This has been a long investigation,” Ewing said. “We have pulled all resources together that we could to ensure her killer was located.” He described the investigation as a thoughtful process involving officers from multiple agencies.

Enzert Lewis was arrested Nov. 6 on a charge of invasion of privacy after he allegedly admitted to investigators that he violated a no-contact order issued by the court in a case of domestic violence involving his estranged wife. He has been held in the Vigo County Jail on that charge.

Just before Tuesday’s announcement, Detective Sgt. John Childs and Capt. John Moats served Lewis with the information of the new charges.

Modesitt said that several items of evidence collected during the investigation have been submitted to the Indiana State Police lab for testing. The probable cause affadavit filed with the court mentions several blood-stained items found in the apartment on 14th Street the couple shared and also items from the apartment found in Lewis’ bedroom at his cousin’s home on Monterey Avenue.

The probable cause affidavit also states that Lewis talked about killing his wife with his cousin and with another inmate in the Vigo County Jail.

Reporter Lisa Trigg can be reached at 812-231-4254 or Follow her on Twitter @TribStarLisa.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010

Real Estate News