Chesterfield man gets 2-plus years for buying firearms for a convicted felon

Chesterfield man gets 2-plus years for buying firearms for a convicted felon

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for making firearm purchases for a convicted felon.

Court documents show Jeremy Durand Lewis, 35, purchased seven firearms between July and November of 2015 at federally licensed firearm dealers in Virginia on behalf of Abdul Shahid Davis.

Lewis falsified documentation saying he was the purchaser of the weapons when they were meant for Davis. Davis then sold the guns to an undercover New York Police detective.

Lewis is one of 10 people charged in connection with the scheme, but is the only one to-date to receive jail time.

The six other defendants – Cherie Elanda Wyatt, Kevin Edward Wilson, Denise Michelle Sinkford, Shanta Teisha Brown, Evelyn Jean Collins-Chandler and Ebony Danielle Clarke – were all sentenced to probation and home detention on charges of making a false statement to acquire a firearm.

Three additional people – Brandon Andrea Powell, Jeffrey Quinton Toole and Yolanda Lisa Stone – have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

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