An Orlando man, and aspiring rapper, Dewarren Lewis, a/k/a “Fella”, has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for two bank robberies in 2013.
Lewis, 28, was sentenced after being convicted by a federal grand jury in January on two counts of bank robbery with assault, and two counts of using and carrying a firearm during, and in relation to, a crime of violence.
The court also ordered Lewis to serve a 3-year term of supervision following his prison sentence, and to forfeit a Jimenez Arms .380 pistol and six rounds of ammunition, which were used in the commission of crimes.
According to testimony and evidence presented at his trial, on January 9, 2013, Lewis robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Orlando at gunpoint before fleeing with $9,000.
On March 20, 2013, Lewis robbed a regions bank in Orlando in the same way he robbed the Wells Fargo; covered head to toe wearing a stocking over his face. Lewis pointed his gun at employees, forced his way behind the teller line, and began to fill a bag with money.
Witnesses saw Lewis after he left the scene, removing his disguise and driving away. Lewis then led police on a high speed chase through the streets of Orlando before bailing out of his car and attempting to run from Police on foot.
When Orange County deputies finally caught and approached Lewis, he was still carrying a bag filled with over $23,000 that he’d just stolen from the Regions Bank.