Charlotte Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery And Firearm Charges

Marcus Deshawn Mayfield, 31, of Charlotte, was sentenced to an active prison term of six to nine years following his guilty plea to robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The Honorable Daniel A. Kuehnert, Superior Court Judge from Burke County, imposed the sentence during Catawba County Superior Court on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

The defendant will serve his incarceration period in the custody of the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections.

On January 15, 2023, the defendant met the victim at an apartment complex in Hickory. Video surveillance shows Mayfield point a handgun at the victim, taking money and a phone from him. The defendant left in a van but later was apprehended.

Mayfield previously was convicted of possession of a firearm by felon in Catawba County on June 17, 2015.

Tammy Johnson investigated the case for Hickory Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Howard Wellons prosecuted the matter for the State with aid from Legal Assistant Meredith Scott.