Sunday, February 24, 2013

ST James gangster Omar Oneil Lewis also known as 'King Evil', has been sentenced in a Florida court to five years' imprisonment for gun possession.

Lewis, who fled Jamaica for the United States in 2008 after being linked to a murder here, was held by Orange County deputies in Florida in 2009, who caught him trying to hide a firearm he was carrying.

According to a report in Florida's Sun Sentinel newspaper, an Orange County deputy encountered Lewis and three other men in a parking lot.

Two of the men admitted they were armed and the deputy ordered all three to the ground so that he could secure their firearms.

Lewis initially resisted the order and after he eventually sat down, the deputies spotted the handgun under a car, about six to 12 inches from where he was seated.

The gun was sent off for DNA testing, and agents eventually confirmed that DNA found on the firearm matched that taken from Lewis, who pleaded guilty to the charge that August.

District Judge John Antoon II recently sentenced the 36-year-old Lewis to 57 months in prison for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say Lewis spent years illegally entering the country despite being repeatedly removed and sent back to Jamaica.

Federal agents had also charged Lewis with several counts of misusing a Social Security number, illegal entry and three counts of falsely claiming to be a US citizen in connection with fraudulently obtained documents.

In April 2000, Lewis was denied entry at a US airport after presenting authorities with a British passport bearing the name Michael Strubs.

In March 2001, border patrol agents apprehended Lewis again and he was ordered removed by an immigration judge.

He was deported three months later, but again managed to re-enter the United States in July 2005 as part of a smuggled group of people.

At that time, Lewis told agents who had intercepted the group that his name was David Simmons and that he was from Trinidad and Tobago.

However, a fingerprint search proved his true identity and Lewis was again deported in February 2006.

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