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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2016

Northampton Man Guilty Of Multiple Thefts At Delaware Water Gap

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Lewis Davenport, age 39, of Northampton County, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on November 18, 2016, to charges of conspiring to commit theft on federal land, and to aggravated identity theft.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Davenport and other individuals broke into unoccupied automobiles located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Davenport admitted that he and his conspirators stole electronics, cellular phones, credit cards and other items from the automobiles, and used the stolen credit cards at various retail businesses in Bartonsville and in Easton, Pennsylvania.

The investigation was conducted by the National Park Service Rangers.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo. 

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

The maximum combined penalties under federal law for Davenport’s charges are up to seven years of imprisonment, including a two-year consecutive mandatory term of imprisonment for the aggravated identity theft charge, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.                  

 

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Updated November 21, 2016