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Former Brookhaven Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

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


Jackson, Miss. – Brian Monroe Lewis, 33, formerly of Brookhaven, Mississippi, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain.

Lewis admitted that, on December 20, 2016, he possessed a HiPoint brand, model C9, 9mm handgun after having previously been convicted in Mississippi state court for aggravated assault in 2006 and possession of a cocaine in 2010.

Lewis is currently detained in the Madison County Jail and will be sentenced on November 14, 2017, by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, at the U.S. Courthouse in Natchez. Lewis faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carla J. Clark is prosecuting the case for the government.

Updated August 14, 2017