A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday, charging a Norfolk man with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to allegations in the indictment, Earlon Mitchell, 29, is a convicted felon who illegally possessed a Kel-Tec 9mm Luger semiautomatic handgun.
On March 29, two Norfolk Police officers approached Mitchell to arrest him on outstanding warrants, but he tried to flee, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
After a struggle, officers detained him and found the loaded Kel-Tec handgun in his pant leg, according to the indictment.
If convicted, Mitchell faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.