NORFOLK, Va. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday, charging one Norfolk man with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Earlon Mitchell, 29, is a convicted felon who illegally possessed a Kel-Tec 9mm Luger caliber semi-automatic handgun, according to allegations in the indictment.
Mitchell was approached by Norfolk Police on March 29 on outstanding arrest warrants, but tried to flee the scene. After a struggle, officers arrested him and found the gun in his pant leg.
He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, if convicted.