Beaumont Police arrest man for murder in suspected strangulation inside apartment


UPDATE: A judge arraigned 62-year-old Robert Lewis for murder Saturday morning, bond is set at $250,000.

Beaumont Police arrested Lewis for murder in the suspected strangulation of George Erwin, 63.

Police say Erwin was at Lewis' apartment in the 2800 block of Pine Street when the two became involved in a disturbance Friday morning. Police found Erwin's body inside the apartment.

Lewis was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility after investigators interviewed him.

We're told a judge will arraign Lewis in jail Saturday and set bond.

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