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Posted on: May 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Man Jailed for Maryland Spree Sentenced to Decades for Lancaster County Crimes


A Maryland man already serving at least 20 years in prison for a spree of robberies there was recently sentenced for numerous crimes in Lancaster County two years ago.

Christopher J. Lewis pleaded guilty to more than a dozen overnight burglaries, an armed robbery, and related crimes in Fulton and Little Britain townships.

Lewis, 29, broke into 12 homes, including nine that were occupied; no occupants were confronted in the spree.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker recently sentenced Lewis to 23 to 46 years in prison.

Lewis was sentenced last year in Maryland to 20 to 40 years for crimes in the Cecil County area. The sentences will run concurrently.

At sentencing in Lancaster County Court, Assistant District Attorney Travis S. Anderson asked that Lewis receive additional prison time for the local crimes, arguing against Lewis receiving a “volume discount” just because there were so many offenses. President Judge Reinaker’s sentence includes an additional three to six years.

Aside from the burglaries, Lewis targeted the Little Britain Store on North Little Britain Road on May 17, 2016. He threatened a clerk with a gun, before fleeing with cash.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Philip Strosser filed charges in the Lancaster County spree.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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