Randy Lee Church

Randy Lee Church 

A habitual felon from Rowan County was recently sentenced to over 12 years in prison.

WBTV reported that Randy Lee Church of Coolemee was convicted of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor carrying concealed gun and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court this week.

Church also admitted his status as a habitual felon and was sentenced to a minimum of 147 months in prison.

Deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Needmore Road in January 2018 in reference to a domestic call. Communications told deputies that the suspect left on foot with a pari of nun chucks.

WBTV reported that deputies located Church walking along the road and saw a shotgun sticking out from inside his clothing. When he was searched they located a box of Remington 20-gauge shells, a pocket knife and a blue metal smoking pipe.

Church was intoxicated and threatened the deputies while beating his head against the window.

He has previously been convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, indecent liberties with a child, felony failure to register as a sex offender and others.

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