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This ‘general’ is a 9-time felon. Well, he just admitted to his 10th felony

Earlon Mitchell Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Norfolk Sheriffs Office)
Earlon Mitchell (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the Norfolk Sheriffs Office)

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.

Mitchell, who is a self-admitted general of the Nine Trey Blood Set, resisted and attempted to flee, according to a release from the office of United States Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger.

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.

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