Three Charlotte man were sentenced to federal prison in separate gun cases this week.
▪ Jesmene Laquin-Montrel Lockhart, 26, was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon.
Police arrested Lockhart in 2014 after responding to a 911 call and finding a loaded pistol in Lockhart’s parked car, near Marlowe Avenue in west Charlotte, federal court records show.
The pistol was in the driver-side floorboard and was loaded with a 31-round magazine and one bullet in the chamber. Police also recovered a fully loaded, 10-capacity magazine from the pocket of the driver’s side door.
Lockhart was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and robbery with a dangerous weapon, records show.
▪ Laquan Marcell Wilson, 37, was sentenced to seven years in prison after also pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon.
Police found a handgun in Wilson’s waistband in 2014 at an “open air” drug market at Milton Road and Barrington Drive in Charlotte.
Wilson had a prior offense and was prohibited from possessing a handgun, court records show.
▪ Michael Lamar Perry, 29, was sentenced to three years and 10 months after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Police arrested Perry in 2013 after responding to a complaint of drug activity on Lexington Circle in Charlotte. Police seized at least $10,000 in cash and a revolver and ammunition belonging to Perry, records show. Perry also had a prior felony conviction and was barred from possessing a firearm.