Sheriff’s Office obtains felony warrant for arrest of man potentially linked to missing person case

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Marcus Lewis
Marcus Lee Lewis is considered a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Joshua Dee Bradford on Sept. 3, 2022 in the Luray area.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY, Oct. 11 — The Page County Sheriff’s Office issued an online post Tuesday morning announcing a felony warrant obtained for the arrest of Marcus Lee Lewis, who has now been identified as a “person of interest in the disappearance of Joshua Dee Bradford.”

Bradford was last seen in the Luray area in the company of Lewis on Sept. 3, 2022. The investigation is “still ongoing and active,” according to the Sheriff’s Office post.

In Tuesday’s post, two descriptions of Lewis are listed by the Sheriff’s office — one stating that he is a “white male, 5’11”, 170 lbs, brown eyes, shaved head”; while another description two sentences later states Lewis is a “white male, 5’8″, 135 lbs, dark/salt pepper hair, or bald head.”

Lewis is also reported to have several tattoos and drive a 2009 blue Chevrolet Malibu with Virginia registration UDB-5810. The sheriff’s office reports that, “Lewis has ties to the Augusta, West Virginia area, Southwestern Virginia area, and Warren County, Virginia area.”

Investigators have obtained one felony warrant on Lewis, under Virginia Code §18.2-308.2 – Possession of firearms ammunition by a convicted felon.

“Due to the integrity of the investigation, additional details cannot be made public at this time,” Tuesday’s online post states.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts for Marcus Lewis is encouraged to contact local authorities, or Investigator Nathan Baugher or Investigator E.J. Hall at 540-743-6571.

Visit the Page County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

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