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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Youngstown man faces firearms charges

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Wallace A. Lewis, Sr., 26, of Youngstown, with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that on or about January 5, 2016, Lewis possessed a Charter Arms, .22 caliber revolver, and ammunition, after having been previously convicted of felonious assault with a firearm specification, in Case Number 09CR1304, in the Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Youngstown Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated April 28, 2016