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Shubuta Woman Pleads Guilty to Making a False Statement to a Licensed Firearms Dealer

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

Jackson, Miss – Tamesha Lewis, 36, of Shubuta, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate, to making a false statement to a licensed firearms dealer in connection with purchasing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

On March 21, 2018, Lewis tried to purchase a firearm by providing false information on a Firearms Transaction Record, a required form for the purchase of a firearm, at Garrett’s Sports Center in Meridian, Mississippi.

Lewis will be sentenced on May 7, 2019, by Judge Wingate, and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.




Updated February 19, 2019