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Judge sentences habitual felon to at least 7 years in prison

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(Courtesy: Black Mountain Police Department) (Courtesy: Black Mountain Police Department)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A North Carolina man will spend at least the next seven years in prison as an habitual felon.

According to District Attorney Todd Williams, 33-year-old Andre Lamont Wilson appeared before a judge on Tuesday and pled guilty to a break-in and theft, along with a weapon possession charge.

According to Black Mountain police, Wilson stole a handgun from a parked car in August 2016.

Police said they responded to shots fired on 9th Street where they found Wilson with the handgun and a box of ammunition. Wilson cooperated with arresting officers and told them he intended to sell the gun for drugs.

The judge sentenced Wilson as a habitual felon. Wilson was sentenced to serve 84 months minimum to 113 month maximum in prison.

According to North Carolina law, a person attains the status of habitual felon when he or she is convicted of three prior felony offenses in separate non-overlapping adjudications, prior to committing a fourth felony offense.    

Wilson's prior convictions include armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, larceny of a firearm, possession of firearm by felon, breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

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