Samuel Lamont Harris Sentenced For Possession Of Firearm

Samuel Lamont Harris Sentenced For Possession Of Firearm

Gastonia Man, Samuel Lamont Harris Is Sentenced To 54 Months In Prison For Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Samuel Lamont Harris Sr., 28, of Gastonia, North Carolina, was sentenced to 54 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for illegal possession of a firearm.  U.S. District Judge Kenneth D. Bell presided over the hearing.

According to filed court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, on March 30, 2019, a state trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Harris was driving in Lincoln County, North Carolina.  During the traffic stop, law enforcement determined that Harris was driving with a suspended license and located a loaded firearm between the center console and the passenger side seat of the vehicle.  Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement determined that the firearm was reported stolen on or about November 5, 2018, out of Caldwell County, North Carolina.  Harris has a prior felony conviction and he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

On September 11, 2021, Harris pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

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