FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2011
El Dorado, Arkansas - Dalvin Lewis, age 34, of Camden, Arkansas was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment with no parole and 2 years supervised release today for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Judge Harry F. Barnes imposed the sentence in U.S. District Court in El Dorado, Arkansas.
On August 1, 2010, an officer with the El Dorado Police Department attempted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Lewis by activating his emergency lights. Lewis refused to stop and while fleeing left the roadway and entered the front yard of a residence. The officer observed Lewis exit the vehicle and flee on foot, and as he fled the officer observed Lewis holding a handgun. Lewis was arrested after a brief foot pursuit, and the firearm recovered.
On February 18, 2011, Lewis entered a plea of guilty to the Indictment charging him with being previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, possessed a firearm, specifically a Springfield Armory model XD Sub Compact .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, serial number US460564, which had previously traveled in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).
The case was investigated by the El Dorado Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case for the United States.