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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Charlotte man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a firearms related offense announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. sentenced Ramsey Dean Lewis, 44, of Charlotte to serve 180 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making today’s announcement by Wayne L. Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Chief Rodney D. Monroe of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).
In July 2011, a criminal bill of indictment charged Lewis with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to filed court documents and statements made in court, on December 8, 2010 Lewis possessed a loaded .22 caliber revolver in the car he was driving. Court records indicate that law enforcement recovered the firearm in the car after the defendant was involved in a car accident. Lewis pleaded guilty to the charge in December 2011.
Lewis’s prior convictions prohibit him from carrying a weapon and he was therefore sentenced as an armed career criminal by the Court.
Lewis has been in federal custody since July 2011. He will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon the designation of a federal facility. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.
The investigation was handled by the ATF and CMPD. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Gleason of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte.