Walker County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers obtain confessions in Machelle Archie homicide investigation.
On March 15, 2015 the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to what was later determined to be a homicide on FM 2550 in rural Walker County, Texas. Investigators determined that 47 year old Machelle Archie had been bludgeoned to death in her home sometime in the early morning hours of March 15.
The Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Texas Rangers began investigating the homicide. Through the course of interviewing witnesses, the Sheriff Office was able to identify two particular persons of interest, one being a white male identified as Warren Lewis 38 yoa and his wife Melissa Lewis 39 yoa. At that point, the Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers began conducted interviews of those particular suspects, at which time both individuals confessed to taking part in the homicide. Based on confessions, the Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers were able to locate physical evidence to corroborate the statements given by the Lewis suspects.
Both suspects were arrested for first degree Murder and are currently being held in the Walker County Jail. Warren Lewis is being held on a $250,000.00 bond and Melissa Lewis is being held on a $100,000.00 bond.
As the Sheriff of Walker County, I greatly appreciate the cooperation of all the agencies that assisted with this investigation. I would also like to personally thank my staff for a job well done and would certainly like to say that my heart goes out to the family and loved ones disrupted by this horrendous event.
Walker County District Attorney David Weeks also expresses his appreciation to the law enforcement agencies that have assisted during this investigation and says that his office intends to diligently pursue justice for Ms. Archie and her family.