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Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s office convicts 15 defendants

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Habitual Felon Team convicted 15 defendants between July 15 and 17.

The defendants, some of whom are not considered habitual felons under state law, entered their guilty pleas in Mecklenburg County Superior Court before The Honorable Richard D. Boner.

Eleven of the defendants were sent to prison.

Among those convicted were:

•  Damian Towson, 36, who pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a habitual felon. Towson was sentenced to 66 to 91 months in prison. He has prior convictions that include larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver.

•  Alvin Lee, 38, who pled guilty to habitual impaired driving. Lee was sentenced to 33 to 49 months in prison. Lee has previously been convicted of driving while impaired on three separate occasions.

•  David Ford, 43, who pled guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver and conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine. Ford was sentenced to 29 to 54 months in prison. Some of Ford’s previous convictions include common law robbery and possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver.

•  Timothy Kiser, 45, who pled guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a schedule I controlled substance. Kiser was sentenced to 24 to 41 months in prison. Kiser has previous convictions for trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and possession of a weapon in furtherance of drug trafficking.

•  Michael Ward, 38, pled guilty to felony breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering. Ward was sentenced to 22 to 46 months in prison. Ward has previous convictions that include forgery and burglary.

Arriero: 704-358-5945; On Twitter; @earriero
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