"Sons of Anarchy" actor Jonathan Kendrick Lewis, better known as Johnny Lewis, 28, was found dead outside his Los Angeles home Wednesday. Lewis was found outside his Los Feliz home after responding to a report of a screaming woman. The body of Catherine Davis, 81, his landlord was found inside the residence.
Police said that Lewis is a suspect in Davis' death. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith said to ABC News affiliate KABC, "He appeared to have died from some type of fall, either from the stairway, or from the balcony, or from one of the roofs." Smith also said that Davis suffered major trauma.
The tragedy comes only a week after Lewis was released from jail. He was arrested on August 8 with felony charges and pleaded no contest to one count of assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to a year in Los Angeles County Jail with three years probation. However, Lewis was released from custody on Friday but it is not clear why he was released.
A neighbor and a handyman were also badly beaten during Wednesday's incident when they had a confrontation with the suspect. A body of a cat was also found in Davis' house.
Lewis other acting roles include, "The O.C.," "Boston Public," "American Dreams," and he appeared in "The Runaways" in 2010 starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. He also reportedly dated Katy Perry in 2005, when she was a struggling musician in Los Angeles.
Kurt Sutter, the creator of "Sons of Anarchy" released a statement saying, "It was a tragic end for an extremely talented guy, who unfortunately had lost his way. I wish I could say that I was shocked by the events last night, but I was not," Sutter wrote. "I am deeply sorry that an innocent life had to be thrown into his destructive path."