York felon sentenced to 15 years in prison for firearm possession

A convicted felon from York County was sentenced to 15 years in prison this past week after officials say he was found in possession of a firearm more than two years ago.

Reginald L. Lomax Jr., 32, of York, was found with a firearm in York County in December 2014, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Reginald Lomax, pictured in a January 2015 mugshot.

According to Lomax's indictment, he was initially charged with illegal possession of a firearm, possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Lomax pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm, and the other two charges were dismissed, records state.

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On Wednesday, June 28, District Court Judge William W. Caldwell sentenced Lomax to 15 years in prison.

Lomax was an "armed career criminal," and had a prior criminal record including three drug trafficking convictions, according to the release. His drug trafficking convictions subjected him to the minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison, the release states.

York City Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case, according to the release.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.