October 13, 2022

Three men in McComb viral video with trooper sentenced to 60 days in jail

Therese Apel

Three men involved in a viral video that they claimed showed police brutality only to later have it disproven when the Mississippi Department of Public Safety released the full video have been sentenced to two months in jail.

According to DPS, Trooper Hayden Falvey initiated a traffic stop on Eugene Lewis after observing him speeding on Delaware Avenue in McComb, passing vehicles on the right, not wearing a seatbelt, and speeding up after a light turned from green to yellow.

His two brothers Gary Lewis and Derrius Lewis came to the scene and began to interfere and started to video the scene, claiming Falvey was the aggressor.

During this time, one of the brothers could be heard saying, “We’ve got it on video… we watched you beat our brother, man.”

DPS released a full video and narrative taken from the in-car video and the dash cam that showed that it was Eugene Lewis who caused the escalation by failing to comply. It appeared his brothers acting as distractions and posing a threat to Falvey as he did his job also exacerbated the situation.

Eugene Lewis was charged with Careless Driving, Seatbelt Violation, Disregard for Traffic Device, Window Tint Violation, No Proof of Insurance, DUI Other 1st Offense, Resisting Arrest, and Failure to Comply. Gary Lewis was charged with two counts of Obstructing a Public Street, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply, No Driver’s License on Demand, Seatbelt Violation, Expired Tag, Improperly Displayed Tag, and Window Tint Violation. Derrius Lewis was charged with Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply, Public Drunkenness, and Disturbing the Peace.

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