Orlando, Florida -- A 28-year-old Orlando rapper was convicted of two armed bank robberies Tuesday and faces up to 25 years in prison, followed by a mandatory minimum consecutive penalty of 32 years in prison on firearms convictions.
Testimony and evidence at trial revealed on Jan. 9, 2013, Dewarren Lewis a.k.a. "Fella" robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in Orlando at gunpoint before fleeing with over $9,000.
On March 20, 2013, he also robbed the Regions Bank in Orlando in the same way he robbed the Wells Fargo Bank. Evidence showed Lewis rushed into the bank, covered from head to toe and had a stocking over his face. He then pointed his gun at the employees and forced his way behind the teller line to fill his bag with money.
After fleeing the bank, a witness saw Lewis take off his disguise and drive away from the scene of the crime. Lewis then led police on a high speed chase through the streets of Orlando, before bailing out of his car and running away on foot.
When finally apprehended by Orange County deputies, Lewis was carrying a bag filled with over $23,000, which he had just stolen from the Regions Bank.
His sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 4, 2014.
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