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Pembroke man gets five years for obstruction, weapon
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Pembroke resident Desmond Lewis, 22, was sentenced to five years in jail in a plea bargain with the state Thursday, Pembroke Detective Billy Gray said.

Lewis, on probation for burglary when he injured Pembroke Police officer Jim Jeffers while attempting to run from the officer on Sept. 6., pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer and one count of possession of a firearm by a felony first offender, according to authorities.

Count three, theft by receiving stolen property for the firearm, was not prosecuted.

"Being on probation, Lewis had no reason to be away from his home at 2 a.m.," Gray said.


"Prosecutors and probation did a great job working together and prosecuting the case," Gray said.

He said Jeffers is doing well, but it will be another couple of months before he can return to work. Lewis is currently in Bryan County jail waiting reassignment.

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