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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sharpsburg Felon Pleads to Firearms Offense

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Sharpsburg, PA pleaded guilty to a charge of violating a federal firearms law, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Christopher Flewellen, 28, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

According to the Indictment, on May 28, 2020, Flewellen was found to be in possession of a firearm. Flewellen is prohibited from carrying firearms due to a prior conviction.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about May 28, 2020, Flewellen possessed a firearm knowing he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for May 20, 2021. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000.00, a term of supervised release of 3 years, or a combination thereof. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan D. Lusty is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Allegheny County Police Department conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Christopher Flewellen.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 10, 2021