Manchester felon pleads guilty to possessing firearm
CONCORD — A Manchester man has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced on Wednesday that Christian Cherry, 33, pleaded guilty to the charge stemming from his arrest last year in Manchester.
Police found Cherry in his vehicle in the parking lot of his residence when they arrived on August 13. An investigation into a reported domestic dispute found that Cherry struggled with his ex-girlfriend over a handgun, police said.
Police added that there were several children inside the home at the time and the victim's aunt gathered the children to move them out of harm's way.
After being told by witnesses that there was a gun in the residence, police obtained and executed a search warrant for the residence. Officers then found two handguns inside Cherry's bedroom, one of which was reported stolen.
Cherry was prohibited from possessing any firearm as a result of at least one prior felony conviction.
Cherry is scheduled to be sentenced on August 23, according to Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.