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AG: Mountain Brook cyberstalker threatened to kill ex-girlfriend, commit mass shooting

Stephen Parks Lewis, 32, has been sentenced to two years and nine months in jail. (DOJ)

A 32-year-old Mountain Brook man was sentenced to almost three years in prison for cyberstalking and threatening to kill his former girlfriend and a woman she knew.

Stephen Parks Lewis pleaded guilty to the cyberstalking charges in January. According to U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Lewis "used Facebook, emails, text messages and voicemails to harass and threaten a young woman who broke off an abusive relationship with him, and when he could no longer find her, he turned his cyberstalking and cruel threats on her family. He even threatened to kill the woman who was dating his victim’s brother, as well as the woman’s six-year-old child."

Court documents reveal Lewis had threatened his ex-girlfriend of five years with harassment that would "continue forever" and plans to commit a mass shooting equivalent to the Las Vegas Massacre, if she did not give him what he wanted. In Facebook messages, Lewis also threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend's brother's girlfriend and her daughter if she did not tell him where to find his ex.

“I have your phone number. I have your address. I know where [Ex-girlfriend's brother] lives. I know where you live,” he outlined in his plea agreement. “You tell me where she is. You tell me whats (sic) going on. Or I’m coming with a desert eagle .45.” Lewis then sent the woman a photo of a Desert Eagle pistol.

Federal Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced Lewis to two years and nine months in prison, three years of supervised release and, the first year of which he will undergo drug and alcohol abuse treatment.

“Lewis will now answer for his sustained and menacing cyberstalking. This prison sentence should send the message that the FBI and our partners will hold accountable those who would use modern communication methods to deliver threats and intimidation,” said the FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr.

Town added, "Prison is the best destination for someone who methodically torments and terrifies his victims."

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