LIVE BLOG: Opening Arguments in the Trial of Mark Lewis

THE CASE BACKGROUND: Well-known Bremerton jazz musician Mark Lewis is fighting charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after an incident in September on Kitsap Way.

Accounts of the incident offered by Lewis and by the officers who arrested him vary greatly.

Police contend the 52-year-old, who performs each Saturday at El Coral Mexican Restaurant on Fourth Street, was acting aggressively and had punched a sign at a fast-food restaurant before grabbing onto an officer’s gun during a tussle.

Lewis, a Key Peninsula native who is legally blind, said he was disoriented and had no idea why he was being handcuffed and arrested.

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