Joseph Jones, 31, was sentenced to prison on March 24, 2022 in Charlotte, NC for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun, and being a habitual felon.
In June 2020 police responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon outside a store on Albemarle Road in Charlotte. Police developed a description of the suspect vehicle, and officers soon saw a vehicle matching that description.
Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued until the car crashed. The driver and Joseph the passenger fled from the vehicle and ran onto the property of a nearby elementary school.
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Joseph was apprehended after he became entangled in some brush, and it was then that police saw a revolver in his pants pocket. The revolver was fully loaded with three live rounds and three spent casings.
On March 24, 2022 the jury found him guilty as charged. The judge then sentenced Joseph to 110-144 months in prison, as well as an additional 60 days in custody.