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Bolingbrook woman bought gun for man banned from firearms: records

Aerial Lewis
Aerial Lewis

A Bolingbrook woman was arrested on charges alleging she purchased a firearm to give it to a man who is banned from possessing guns, court records show.

At 11:20 a.m. Friday, Aerial Lewis, 26, of the 1300 block of Rosemary Lane was taken to the Will County jail on two counts of an unlawful purchase of a firearm charge.

Lewis was released from jail in about an hour after she posted 10% of her $100,000 bond in cash, court records show.

A criminal complaint filed against Lewis alleged she “knowingly purchased” a Taurus G3 9 mm handgun “with the intent to deliver that firearm” to a man who is “prohibited by federal or state law from possessing a firearm.”

The criminal complaint also alleged Lewis “intentionally provided false or misleading” information on a federal form by falsely stating she was the actual “buyer/transferee” of the firearm listed on the form.

The offense took place on March 2, according to the criminal complaint.

On Sept. 3, Judge Sarah Jones signed a warrant for Lewis’ arrest.

Lewis was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

ATF spokeswoman Kimberly Nerheim said Lewis’ case is an ongoing investigation and that she “will not be able to provide any additional information” besides her charges.

Lewis’ next court date is scheduled for Thursday.

Unlawful purchase of a firearm is a class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years in prison.

On Nov. 6, 2014, Lewis was found guilty of driving 21 to 25 mph above the speed limit, court records show. She was ordered to pay a fine of $140.

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