Summerfield man charged with July murder of 30-year-old man

By: Chip Skambis

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SUMMERFIELD, Fla. - A Summerfield man already facing drug charges is now accused of shooting and killing a man in July, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. 

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Deputies charged Jeffrey Rewis, 49, with second-degree murder Friday after a forensic analysis of a rifle recovered during a search warrant at Rewis’s home found that it was the gun used to shoot 30-year-old William Lolley.

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According to deputies, Rewis and Lolley got into a fight at Rewis’s home on SE 80th Avenue that escalated quickly. 

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Witnesses told deputies that when Lolley tried to leave the house in a van with several other people, Rewis retrieved an AK-47 type rifle and began shooting at him from his second-floor patio. 

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Deputies said the witness statements matched forensic evidence like bullet trajectories. 

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Deputies arrested Rewis, a convicted felon, the day after the shooting on drug and weapons possession charges after serving a search warrant on his house. 

Rewis consistently changed his story during interviews, deputies said. 

He is currently being held at the Marion County jail with no bond. 
 

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