Jury convicts pipeline shooting suspect

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2002

FAIRBANKS - A federal jury on Friday convicted the man accused of shooting the trans-Alaska pipeline of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Daniel Carson Lewis, 37, of Livengood faces a maximum 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the federal conviction. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 6.

Lewis still faces state charges in connection with the shooting. He's scheduled to stand trial on those charges in September.

Lewis is accused of shooting a bullet hole in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline on Oct. 4, causing more than 285,000 gallons of crude oil to spill in an area about 80 miles north of Fairbanks.

The cleanup so far has cost more than $7 million.

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