MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Chesterfield County woman arrested after baby found dead to appear in court this week

Breanna Lewis (left) and Baby Harlee Lewis (right) (Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office/Viewer submitted/WPDE background)

Chesterfield County, S.C. (WPDE) — Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced Wednesday that a hearing related to the bond status of Breanna Lewis will be held at the Chesterfield County Courthouse complex in the county council chambers on Thursday at 10 a.m.

Officials said in compliance with the gag order issued last week by Circuit Court Judge Jocelyn Newman, prosecutors won't release additional details regarding the prosecution of this case at this time.

Officials said Lewis' attorney filed Matt Swilley filed the motion and it was granted.

Online records say Swilley has been appointed as Lewis' public defender.

The gag order says "The Defense has informed the court that there have been numerous extrajudicial statements that the defendant feels will create undue pressure is in the community regarding this case."

Related Story: A community mourns an 11-month-old baby found dead last week

Lewis is charged with filing a false police report and destroying, altering, concealing, or tampering with physical evidence or biological material, destruction, desecration or removal of human remains, according to public online records.

The case has gained national attention.

Lewis remains in jail on a $71,000 bond.

Related - South Carolina mother charged after baby found dead in a diaper box

We will let you know what happens during the hearing.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending