Nashville Field Division

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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 Tarrant, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Tarrant Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Birmingham Pistol Parlor, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $ 2500.00 which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $ 5000.00.

Ohio Man Indicted for Receiving Grenade Fuzes in Blount County

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BIRMINGHAM -- A federal grand jury today indicted an Ohio man for illegally receiving about 1,340 M228 grenade fuzes in Blount County last year, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges JAMES WILLIAM COPLEY, 54, of Akron, Ohio, with knowingly receiving explosive materials on Oct. 22.

Antwaun Hendricks A/K/A “Kitchen” Sentenced to 108 Months for Distribution of Crack Cocaine

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On July 20, 2015, Antwaun Hendricks, a.k.a. “Kitchen”, 42, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 108 months in prison for distributing a quantity of crack cocaine. Upon his release from prison, he will be subject to supervision by the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.

David Allen Cutshall Sentenced to Serve Eight Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On July 14, 2015, David Allen Cutshall, 31, of Greeneville, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve eight years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Michael Ray Mangum Sentenced to 120 Months on A-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Michael Ray Mangum, 43, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on July 2, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 120 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area. A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “gravel” or “flakka.”

Evelyn Jean Vickers Sentenced to 110 Months on A-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Evelyn Jean Vickers, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to a federal prison term of 110 months for her role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “gravel” or “flakka.”

Marion County Man Convicted of Federal Firearm Offense

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Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Reginald Howard, Jr. (36, Ocala) guilty of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison. His sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled. Howard was indicted on January 7, 2015.

Jesse Clyde Lee Sentenced to Serve Seventy-Eight Months in Prison for Arson of a Building

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jesse Clyde Lee, 68, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced on June 4, 2015, to serve 78 months in prison by the Honorable Thomas Varlan, Chief U.S. District Court Judge. Lee pleaded guilty in November 2014 to an information charging him with arson of a building.

In addition to his prison sentence, Lee was ordered to pay $4,771,829.45 in restitution. Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

Johnny White Sentenced To 120 Months On a-PVP Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On May 28, 2015, Johnny White, 46, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge, to serve 120 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition.  A-PVP is a synthetic drug which is commonly referred to on the street as “Gravel” or “Flakka.”

ATF Seeking Firebombing Suspect

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Mobile, Ala. ? The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mobile Fire Department-Arson Unit, request of any information pertaining to a firebombing case which occurred in Mobile.

On Feb 15, 2015, at approximately 1:25 a.m. a pickup truck was firebombed at a residence off of Old Pascagoula Road near the dog track in Mobile, Alabama. There were no injuries as a result of this incident and investigators determined the fire started inside the vehicle.

$5000 Reward for Information on Church Fire

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Brownsville, TN — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division, Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Lauderdale and Haywood County Sheriff’s Offices announced today the offering of a $5,000 reward for any information regarding the fires that occurred on January 7, 2015 at the Trinity  Methodist Church and the Cowboy Non-Denominational Church that may lead to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons involved in the fire. 

Mobile Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud

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United States Attorney Kenyen Brown announces that Jean Sanborn of Mobile, Alabama pled guilty, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, to one count of mail fraud in regard to falsely claiming to be entitled to monies in an insurance claim she filed with State Farm Insurance for a fire at her former business, The Complete Skin Care Center, 3404 Old Shell Road in Mobile, and one count of falsification of documents in relation to a bankruptcy case.

Eighteen Indicted in Nashville-Detroit Drug Distribution Conspiracy

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., - March 13, 2015 - A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, returned a 2-count indictment, charging 18 individuals with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tenn.essee. Three of the defendants were also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Mobile Woman Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

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Kenyen R. Brown, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama announced that Molly Perez, age 39, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced on February 5, 2015, by United States District Judge Kristi K. Dubose to 24 months imprisonment pursuant to her guilty plea to possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony (burglary, third degree).

Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Gun Charges

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MOBILE, Ala. – Daniel Williams, 36, of Marion, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court on gun charges. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm by a person who had been committed to a mental institution, and court documents showed that Williams had been committed by an Alabama state judicial officer to a mental institution on two separate occasions. Court documents also showed that he was found in possession of an AK 47 rifle and a 9 millimeter handgun in March of 2013 when Marion police officers searched his vehicle in connection with a shooting that occurred in Marion.

Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Gun Charges

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MOBILE, Ala. – Daniel Williams, 36, of Marion, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court on gun charges. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm by a person who had been committed to a mental institution, and court documents showed that Williams had been committed by an Alabama state judicial officer to a mental institution on two separate occasions. Court documents also showed that he was found in possession of an AK 47 rifle and a 9 millimeter handgun in March of 2013 when Marion police officers searched his vehicle in connection with a shooting that occurred in Marion.

Rhea County Woman Sentenced to Eleven Years and Six Months for Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Home with Five Children

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Misty Angel, 36, of Dayton, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 138 months in prison by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Judge. Angel pleaded guilty in April 2014 to a federal indictment charging her with manufacturing methamphetamine.

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