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Logan man sentenced to nine years in federal prison for gun charge

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan man was sentenced today to nine years in federal prison for a gun crime, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Bryan Keith Lewis, 25, previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Lewis admitted that on November 9, 2015, while carrying a Smith & Wesson, Bodyguard, .380 caliber pistol, he entered a residence in Logan by kicking the door open and motioned for a victim in the residence to give over any money. The victim resisted and a struggle began. During the struggle, Lewis admitted that he shot the victim several times. Despite the gunshot wounds, the victim stabbed Lewis multiple times with a box cutter. Lewis fled the house and dropped the gun on the way out. The victim crawled to pick up the firearm and when Lewis returned to the house to retrieve the gun, the victim shot Lewis.

Lewis was prohibited from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a 2014 conviction in Logan County Magistrate Court for domestic assault.

The Logan Police Department, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force, the West Virginia State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Updated August 23, 2017

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