MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - One of the targets of Craig Petties hit men testified at their federal trial in Memphis on Thursday.
Clinton and Martin Lewis are in the third week of their federal trial right now. They're accused of committing murder, racketeering, money laundering and kidnapping for the Petties gang.
The latest witness in the murder-for-hire trial connected to Craig Petties' cross-country drug dealing organization told jurors the Petties enterprise was a gang of crooks.
He escaped murder with a high speed chase and shootout into Arkansas, all with his six-year-old son was in the backseat of the car. He's an Iraqi war vet, he helped clean up after Hurricane Katrina and he stole from Craig Petties.
Bobby Craft told jurors Martin and Clinton Lewis were ordered to kill him.
Craft is a rare survivor who crossed the Petties enterprise. The 30-year-old former soldier told jurors he stole nearly 170 kilos of cocaine from the Petties enterprise, and then left Memphis for Arkansas.
He made about $4 million off the stolen drugs. He bought cars, houses, clothes, even a 50 carat diamond necklace.
In 2006, just one month after the theft, Craft came back to Memphis where Petties' men were waiting for him.
Craft says he got into a shoot-out with Clinton Lewis and Martin Lewis, and told jurors Martin Lewis threatened to kill him, his mother, and his son.
He sped off with his 6-year-old son in the backseat and fired a semi automatic at Petties' gang members for nearly 50 miles into Arkansas.
Craft pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering. He has been out of jail on bond since 2008 awaiting sentencing.
He also launched a rap career, using his background with the Petties enterprise as inspiration.