Baltimore man, caught sleeping in car with gun, pleads guilty

Watching your back can get tiring. Just ask Lindell Session. 

Session, 26, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week to possession of a firearm by a felon, after authorities say he was found snoozing in the driver's seat of his car - clutching a loaded .38 Special. 

A city police sergeant was on patrol on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. when a citizen flagged him down in the 2400 block of E. North Ave. and told him there was a man sleeping in a car with a gun in his hand, according to Sessions' plea agreement.

When the officer approached the car, a 2009 Honda Accord, he saw Session holding a black revolver in his hand. He was also wearing black gloves, a face mask, and a hooded sweatshirt, according to the agreement. The officer knocked on the window and told Session to put his hands up, and he was arrested and taken to the Northeastern District for questioning. 

Session told police that he was carrying the gun due to concerns about his safety.

The agreement does not elaborate on those concerns, and his attorney, Patrick Kent, could not immediately be reached for comment. 

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison at his sentencing in August. He was previously convicted in state court of a handgun charge, in 2005, for which he received one year in prison. In 2008, he was convicted on drug charges and sentenced to 12 years, eight of which were suspended. 

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