WJTV News Channel 12 - UPDATE: Sheriff speaks about search for Myra Lewis

UPDATE: Sheriff speaks about search for Myra Lewis

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Myra Lewis has been missing since last Saturday Myra Lewis has been missing since last Saturday
Myra's mother, Ericka Lewis, remains in jail on an unrelated charge Myra's mother, Ericka Lewis, remains in jail on an unrelated charge
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Update - 3/10/14, 3:13pm: The FBI & Madison County Sheriff's Office has announced that there is a $20,000 reward available for information leading to finding Myra Lewis. Officials also stated they believe that Myra is still alive.


"We have kind of regrouped, we have come up with new leads, new strategies, and things that we're going to be looking at this week."

Madison County sheriff Randy Tucker says they're following any and all leads.

"I don't care what it is. If there's a possibility it's going to help find Myra, that's what I'm going to do." says Tucker

When asked if the focus of the investigation was on Myra's parents, Sheriff Tucker responded with: "I don't have any specific suspects at this time. We're still treating this as a missing child, we still need to find her."

Myra's father, Gregory Lewis tells us off camera, he and his wife, and other family members have taken polygraph tests.

We asked the sheriff about the results.

"I'm not going to get into any investigative techniques that have taken place." says Tucker

Friday, authorities took an SUV from the family's home to see if there was a connection to Myra's disappearance.

"One of the scenarios is Myra may have been run over by the truck." Tucker tells us that is under investigation.

Myra's mother, Ericka Lewis was arrested last week on an unrelated probation violation. She is charged with being a felon in possession of a concealed weapon.

Sheriff Tucker says Lewis is on probation for welfare fraud.

Lewis' family questions the timing of her arrest.

"They should have waited because that even took their mind off Myra for a moment." says Martha Samders, Ericka Lewis' mother

Sheriff Tucker says the Department of Human Services became involved after Lewis was arrested.

Family members say Lewis' other children are in their care while she remains behind bars.

"They can pressure Erica, but she'll never give in. She'll never give in because she didn't do anything." says Sanders.

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Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker just finished briefing the media on the search for two-year-old Myra Lewis.  She has been missing since last Saturday, March 1.

Sheriff Tucker says Lewis is still missing, and he believes she is in the immediate area. When asked if he believes Myra is alive, Sheriff Tucker says he is hoping for the best.

Investigators are following any and all leads.

Friday, we watched as a tow truck carried away an SUV from the Lewis' home. Sheriff Tucker says there was talk Myra may have been run over, and they processed the SUV to search for evidence of that. He says they found nothing.

We also learned more about the arrest of Myra's mother, Ericka Lewis. Sheriff Tucker says Ericka was on probation for welfare fraud. Investigators found guns in the home, and Ericka was arrested on a probation violation for being a felon carrying a concealed weapon. She was still in jail Sunday afternoon.

We are piecing together all the information from the sheriff.  We also talked with relatives of Myra Lewis and will have an update for you on News Channel 12 at 5:30.

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