5th arrest in sailor slaying

Kevin B. Lewis

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the 1992 slaying of a Charleston-based sailor.

Kevin Bertram Lewis, 48, of Athens, Ga., is charged with misprision of a felony. He was released on $25,000 bail set Monday by Charleston County Magistrate Linda Lombard.

According to the arrest warrant, Lewis is accused of falsely supplying an alibi for Thomas Solheim, a prime suspect in the Oct. 30, 1992, slaying of James Alan Horton, a 22-year-old sailor assigned at the now-defunct Navy base.

The warrant said Lewis was Solheim's roommate at the time of the slaying and that he told Solheim's lawyer that Solheim was with him on the night of Horton's death. Investigators subsequently received information that Lewis and Solheim were not together on that night, the warrant said.

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