Prison for man who illegally possessed weapon

Published 11:04 pm Friday, September 21, 2018

An Albert Lea man who illegally possessed firearms in November 2017 was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Christopher Lynn Wright

Christopher Lynn Wright, 30, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty in December to possessing ammunition or a firearm with a previous conviction for a crime of violence. He was given credit for 285 days served. He will serve his sentence at Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.

Court documents state Wright was charged after an Albert Lea police officer made contact with Wright and two other people in a vehicle Nov. 10 in a driveway 200 feet from Shorewood Hills Park.

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What was described as “a large amount of cash” was found on Wright, and a black wallet with cash and a black bag with two handguns were also found.

Of the firearms seized, one had an unreadable serial number.

Prior to this conviction, Wright had three convictions for second-degree burglary, two for first-degree burglary, one for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one for possessing a pistol or an assault weapon after being convicted of a violent crime.

Wright was charged with third-degree methamphetamine possession in a school zone and possessing ammunition or a firearm with an altered serial number, but those counts were dismissed.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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