Tuesday, July 23

Asheboro Man Charged with Possession of a Machine Gun

ASHEBORO N.C. – The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina has charged an Asheboro man with possession of a machine gun.

According to court documents, 23-year-old, Keandre Baretta Legrand, of Randolph County, was charged today with unlawful possession of a machine gun and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from an incident which occurred on September 13th, 2022. 

That case is being investigated by the Asheboro Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Mary Ann Courtney.

In a press release today Sandra J. Hairston, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina said that the “case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.”

If convicted, Legrand faces a maximum term of 15 years of imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $250,000, or both. In addition to a possible prison sentence.

Legrand will also be ordered to forfeit a firearm and ammunition.

A criminal indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.