July 15, 2014

Charlotte man sentenced as habitual felon

Tygeria McCorkle was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison after his conviction on drug charges.

A 51-year-old Charlotte man was sentenced to at least 12 years in prison after being convicted last week of several charges, including habitual felon status, according to prosecutors.

The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said Tygeria McCorkle was found guilty in a jury trial of selling cocaine, delivery of cocaine, possession with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and habitual felon status. Following the verdict, prosecutors said, McCorkle entered a guilty plea in a different case to possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, and habitual felon status.

McCorkle was sentenced by Judge Yvonne Mims Evans to between 12 years and 15 years, 5 months in prison.

Prosecutors said McCorkle was caught with cocaine by undercover Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers in January and April 2013. In the second case, he was arrested by police after a brief foot chase.

Legal records show McCorkle had previous convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny and attempted common law robbery.

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