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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Brunswick Man Sentenced to 2½ Years on Firearms Charge

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Evan Lewis, 28, of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 2½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for providing false information during an attempt to purchase a firearm.  Lewis pleaded guilty on October 26, 2017.

According to court records, on July 22, 2015, Lewis attempted to purchase a Taurus, semi-automatic, 9mm pistol from a pawn shop in Lewiston, Maine. In the process of doing so, Lewis completed an Firearms Transaction Record form in which he falsely claimed that his name was David Frank Lewis and denied having been convicted of a felony crime or being an unlawful drug user.  In fact, Lewis was a convicted felon and an unlawful user of Methamphetamine. The pawn shop ultimately refused to sell Lewis the pistol because the name he gave did not match the name on his driver's license.

The case was investigated by the Lisbon and Auburn Police Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Michael J. Conley Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated April 3, 2018