CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that Jamien Markee Marshall, 31, of Charlotte, was ordered to serve seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. handed down the sentence today, which included sentencing guideline enhancements for Marshall’s two prior armed robbery convictions and the obliterated serial number on the firearm.
According to filed court documents and the sentencing hearing, on March 26, 2019, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officers patrolling L.C. Coleman Park in Charlotte observed Marshall’s parked vehicle. When officers approached Marshall, who was sitting in the driver’s seat, Marshall informed the officers that there was a firearm in the vehicle. The officers observed the firearm in between the driver’s seat and the center console. Over the course of the investigation, officers determined that the firearm was loaded and the serial number had been rubbed off the gun. On March 2, 2020, Marshall pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon. Marshall has two prior Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon convictions in Mecklenburg County, and he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Marshall is in federal custody. He will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon the designation of a federal facility.
The investigation was handled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and CMPD. Assistant United States Attorney William Bozin, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the case.