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Henry Jeremy Lewis Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Henry Jeremy Lewis of Mobile was sentenced to six months imprisonment.  Lewis’ sentencing followed entry of a June 2017 guilty plea to a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.  Lewis was previously convicted of Possession of a Stolen Firearm in 2012 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

Lewis’ guilty plea included his admission that on December 28, 2016, he was observed riding his bicycle through the parking garage at the Social Security Administration.  Lewis stopped near one of the stairways and removed a pistol from his jacket, then wrapped it in something and returned it to his jacket.  The Security Officers then contacted 911 and requested that the Mobile Police Department respond.  When Mobile Police Officers responded they saw Lewis at the corner of Dauphin Street and Bayou Street.  As Officers approached, they ordered him to stop.  After a brief foot chase and resistance, Officers restrained Lewis.  As he was taken to the ground a Hi-Point, .380 caliber pistol, fell out of his jacket. 
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, in this instance a convicted felon, is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1).  Lewis’ imprisonment will be followed by a three (3) year term of supervised release.

This case arose from an investigation by the Mobile Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Mobile Police Department and the Federal Protective Service.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated September 28, 2017