A felon who led police on a chase at speeds nearing 100 miles an hour has been sentenced to federal prison.
22-year-old Lonnie Lewis Jr. of Michigan City entered a guilty plea this week to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was also given two years supervised release, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lewis took off from police during a traffic stop on Sept. 9, 2016. As he was fleeing, he tossed a loaded gun and drugs out of the window, then tried to get others to retrieve the gun and drugs after the fact. Lewis ended up crashing into a tree.
Lewis was previously convicted of dealing cocaine in 2015.