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CHARLOTTE, NC (NEWS FROM QUEEN CITY) — According to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Violent Crimes Team, a total of 32 defendants were convicted during the week of June 24.

Guilty pleas were entered before Superior Court Judge Bradley B. Letts in Courtroom 5310. Of the 32 convictions, the prosecution highlighted 10:


Lucas Rumfelt, 20, was sentenced to between 3 years and 2 months to 4 years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to discharging a weapon into an inhabited property.

Anthony Dent, 38, pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking and was sentenced to between 2 years and 11 months and 4 years and 3 months in prison.

James Evans, 18, was sentenced to between one year, eight months and three years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Evans was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim.

Richard Lewis, 40, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to 1-2 years in prison. If Lewis successfully completes 2 years of probation, he will not have to serve his sentence. He must wear an electronic monitoring device for 90 days.

Lovett Henderson, 38, was sentenced to between 1 year, 11 months and 3 years, 4 months in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree arson. If he completes one year of probation, he will not have to serve the above prison term. Henderson must also complete the Recovery Court sentence, serve a split sentence of 150 days, and have no contact with the victim.

Jacorian Neal, 24, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and was sentenced to 1 year, 1 month and 2 years, 1 month.

Tormeko Lowery, 27, was sentenced to between 10 months and 1 year and 9 months in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of malicious conduct by a prisoner. If he successfully completes one and a half years of probation, he will not have to serve that prison term.

Alex Waiters, 20, pleaded guilty to malicious conduct of a prisoner and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and was sentenced to between one year and one month and two years and one month in prison, but Judge Letts deducted two years and 87 days from the time already served.

Esteban Marines, 23, was sentenced to between one year and one month and two years and one month in prison after pleading guilty to common law robbery.

Shaquille Steel, 28, pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon of mass destruction. He was sentenced to between 1 year and 1 month and 2 years and 1 month in prison, but will not have to serve that sentence if he successfully completes 2 years of probation.

The public prosecutor's office did not provide any information about what led to these arrests and convictions.

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