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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Fugitive Arrested in Norwich Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LEWIS CORWISE, 29, formerly of Norwich and New York City, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 5, 2018, Norwich Police arrived at a Norwich residence to arrest Corwise, who had a warrant for his arrest in New York.  Corwise attempted to run from police, resisted and was apprehended.  At the time of his arrest, Corwise possessed a loaded Springfield xD-45 handgun, a zip lock bag containing nearly 60 grams of heroin, a small quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, five cellphones and other items.

Judge Dooley scheduled sentencing for October 24, 2019, at which time Corwise faces a mandatory term of imprisonment of at least five years.

Corwise has been detained since his arrest.

This investigation has been conducted by the Norwich Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

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Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated August 1, 2019