Forsyth Co. man convicted in killing found guilty of possessing a firearm

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Colt Lewis Barber, 28.

FORSYTH CO., N.C. — A Forsyth County man convicted of killing a man during a clash between two groups in 2006 has been found guilty of possessing a firearm.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Judge Lindsay Davis gave Colt Lewis Barber, 28, a suspended sentence of 12 months to 15 months in prison. Barber was placed on probation for 36 months.

Barber was convicted by a Forsyth County jury of possession of a firearm by a felon on Monday. He pleaded no contest in 2010 to involuntary manslaughter in the death of Geoffrey Lamoreaux on Nov. 10, 2006. The incident occurred near a wooded area on Baux Mountain Road in the Mineral Springs area.

The melee involved at least eight people and also led to the nonfatal stabbing of another man, Richard Happel. Two men, Billy Ray Hilterbrand and Dustin McGee, were convicted in Happel’s stabbing.

Read more: The Winston-Salem Journal.