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Nashville Field Division - 2011 Releases

Nashville Gangsta Crip Gang Member Sentenced to Over 51 Years for Leading Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Greene and Hamblen Counties

November 15, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Lynce Trey Ball Foster, 34, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 622 months (51.8 years) in prison in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Foster was convicted at trial in February 2009, of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, multiple counts of distribution of cocaine, using a firearm while distributing cocaine, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Federal sentences are not parolable.More »

Elizabethton Felon Sentenced to Ninety–Four Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm

November 7, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Tony Dale Arnold, 47, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court, at Greeneville, to serve 94 months in federal prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Arnold in May 2011 to a federal indictment charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.More »

Elizabethton Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

September 26, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn — Brandon Douglas Honeycutt, 26, Elizabethton, Tenn., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court, to serve 15 years in prison, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Honeycutt on May 5, 2011, to a federal grand jury indictment filed on November 9, 2010, charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. At the time of his arrest by the Elizabethton Police Department, Honeycutt had been convicted of nearly 50 offenses in Carter County. He was on parole for multiple burglaries in Carter County at the time of this offense.More »

Three Men Plead Guilty to Federal Charges in Connection with July 11, 2011 Gunfight Near Hadley Park

September 13, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — September 13, 2011 – Finis Lewis, 33, a/k/a Gangsta Bit, Quinten Smith, 26, a/k/a QT, and Corey Lynn Smith, 26, all of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty yesterday to federal crimes related to a shootout near Hadley Park in Nashville, Tennessee on July 11, 2011, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.More »

Two Cullman Men Sentenced for December Pipe Bomb Explosions

May 20, 2011

HUNTSVILLE — Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn today sentenced two Cullman men to 40 months in prison on explosives charges related to pipe bombs detonated in Cullman in early December, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson.More »

Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agents Arrest Members of a Major Drug Trafficking Organization for Oxycodone, Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking

May 19, 2011

KINGSPORT, Tenn: A federal grand jury in Greeneville, Tenn., returned a four-count indictment on May 11, 2011, charging 23 defendants with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone, cocaine, and marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.More »

Butler County Man Sentenced to over 15 Years in Prison for Involvement in Methamphetamine Conspiracy and Illegal Firearm Possession

May 13, 2011

Leura G. Canary, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, announced today that Chad Edwin Langford, age 39, of Butler County, Alabama, was sentenced in federal district court on May 12, 2011, to over 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and being involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Langford was also sentenced to serve a term of supervised release under the supervision of a federal probation officer after his release from prison.More »

Jackson, Tennessee Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Federal Prison

April 27, 2011

Jackson, Tenn.— Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced that United States District Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Paris Rayon Ballew, 22, of Jackson, Tennessee, to 240 months in federal prison after being found guilty by a jury on gun and drug charges.More »

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

April 12, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn.— On April 11, 2011, Bradlee Thomas, 22, of Mooresburg, Tenn., was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 15 years in prison Thomas pleaded guilty on July 7, 2010, to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. At the time of the arrest of Thomas by the Bean Station Police Department, he was on parole from the Tennessee Department of Corrections for multiple burglaries committed in Grainger and Hamblen counties.More »

Dandridge Resident Sentenced to Over Fifteen Years in Prison for Possession of Firearms

March 28, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Jason Scott Morgan, 32, of Dandridge, Tenn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, United States District Judge, to serve 15 ½ years in federal prison. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Morgan on November 3, 2010, to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Because Morgan had seven prior burglary convictions, he qualified as an Armed Career Criminal under federal law.More »

Five Birmingham Residents Indicted for Robberies

March 7, 2011

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury indictment of five Birmingham residents for multiple robberies was unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, ATF Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley.More »

Nine Defendants Indicted on Federal Drug and Firearm Charges

March 4, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 4, 2011 – A 16-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee was unsealed today, charging nine defendants with various counts of conspiring to possess and distribute crack cocaine and marijuana; using, carrying, brandishing and discharging firearms during and in relation to drug trafficking crimes; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; sale of a firearm to a convicted felon; and possession of an illegal sawed-off shotgun. More »

Six Alleged Bloods Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Tennessee on Federal Racketeering and Murder Charges

February 23, 2011

WASHINGTON – A superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., was unsealed today, charging six alleged members of the violent gang known as the Bloods with various racketeering and murder charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry E. Martin and Glenn Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Nashville Field Division.More »

Bluff City Resident Pleads Guilty to Dealing in Firearms

February 17, 2011

GREENEVILLE, Tenn — Wayne Rumley of Bluff City, Tenn., entered a plea of guilty on February 16, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, to dealing in firearms while not being a licensed dealer.More »

Five Individuals and One Tennessee Company Charged with Conspiracy to Violate Arms Export Control Act and Related Offenses in International Arms Trafficking Scheme

February 8, 2011

WASHINGTON — Five individuals and a Nashville, Tenn., firearms manufacturer have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges relating to international firearms and trafficking violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin for the Middle District of Tennessee; Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division; and Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr. for Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) New Orleans Office.More »

Georgia Man Sentenced Five Years for Arson and Fraud in Gardendale Church Fires

January 27, 2011

BIRMINGHAM — A federal judge today sentenced a Georgia man to five years in prison for mail fraud and arson in connection to two fires at Gardendale First Baptist Church in April, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, ATF Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Roy Sexton.More »