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Suspected 'Sovereign Citizen' Arrested for Oregon Woman's Murder

Gary Alan Lewis

A survivalist murder suspect sought in the murder of a woman whose body was found in an underground bunker-equipped home was arrested late Thursday, police in Portland, Ore., reported.

Gary Alan Lewis, who appeared in a jail booking photo to have dyed his hair red, was arrested without incident after an alert citizen tipped police, Sgt. Peter Simpson said in a news release.

The arrest occurred in the Roseway neighborhood in northeast Portland, not far from where the remains of 59-year-old Renee Suzanne Sandidge-Crowell were found on Tuesday after a four-day search of  property owned by Lewis, police said.

Lewis, who reportedly stocked his underground bunker with water and food, fearing an imminent collapse of government, was scheduled for a first appearance today in Multnomah County Superior Court.

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