In his statement, Walter Edgar Sorrell told detectives he was in Lewis’ Bar drinking all day, starting at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Sorrell says that at about 9:00 p.m. that evening Lonzy came in to Lewis’ and he and Lonzy had a beer together. According to Sorrell, Lonzy asked him to drive him from Lewis’ over to Tommy’s Bar.
Lonzy had a car, so why would he be asking Sorrell to drive him over to Tommy’s? Could it be because Lonzy was too drunk and just wanted to be safe and let someone a little less drunk drive? This didn’t happen. Why? Because Lonzy drove to Tommy’s.
Maybe the police wrote it down wrong.
Sorrell says he bought Lonzy a beer over at Tommy’s and then told him he needed to get back to Lewis’ to meet up with his girlfriend.
This makes me think of something else I find a bit peculiar. Sorrell says he was meeting his girlfriend at Lewis’ and that she arrived at Lewis’ at “no more than 12 ten at the most.” That’s very specific for a guy who’d been drinking since 9:00 a.m.
What I also find peculiar is that barmaid Patricia Wilbert also told the police she arrived at Lewis’ Bar some time after 12:10am. She was sure of it because she’d been working at Tommy’s Bar as a relief barmaid. She’d “knocked off from work at about 12 or shortly thereafter and had gone to Lewis’ from Tommy’s which is a distance of about six (6) blocks.”
So, was this Patricia ‘the girlfriend’ Sorrell spoke of? That fits. Lonzy and Sorrell were both drinking at Lewis’. Sorrell wants to go over to Tommy’s to see his girl who was working there. They go back to Lewis’ where she meets him at 12:10 a.m. PRECISELY. Lonzy drives off and gets bumped off. End of story.
Or did he drive off? Did he even go back to Lewis’ bar with Sorrell?
Did anybody check out this story? Did anybody check that this Patricia actually did work that night and what time she got off? Did anyone inquire at Tommy’s to confirm at Sorrell and Lonzy arrived there together?
I mean, this Sorrell was THE LAST PERSON to say he was actually WITH Lonzy.