NORFOLK — A local man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
According to court documents, Earlon Delton Mitchell, 28, was arrested by Norfolk Police for trespassing and having outstanding arrest warrants.
After a two-minute struggle, officers detained Mitchell and found a loaded semiautomatic handgun tucked into his pant leg.
Mitchell was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a 2007 conviction for which he sentenced to 11 years in prison on nine gang-related felony charges, including malicious wounding by mob, using and discharging a firearm while committing a felony, gang participation, and robbery, prosecutors said.
Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when sentenced on Jan. 10.