Nine-time felon pleads guilty to firearms charge

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A nine-time felon pleaded guilty to a firearms charge Thursday that could see him serve up to 10 years in prison.

Earlon Delton Mitchell, 28, was arrested by Norfolk Police in March for trespassing and having outstanding warrants, according to a news release form the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Mitchell ran from police, who eventually caught up to him and after a two minute struggle were able to detain him. During a search officers found a loaded handgun in his pant leg.

Mitchell, an admitted member of the Nine Trey Blood Set gang, was not allowed to have a firearm due to a 2007 conviction for nine gang related charges that included malicious wounding by mob, discharging a firearm in commission of a felony, gang participation and robbery.

Mitchell will be sentenced on January 10.

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