For Immediate Release
Crockett County Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Jackson, TN – Christopher Ethan Webb, 24, of Crockett County, TN has been sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on December 3, 2019, Webb was released from a five-year state sentence on two counts of aggravated assault where the defendant shot an individual during an altercation. On January 24, 2020, the West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force was executing a search warrant at Webb’s residence in rural Alamo, Tennessee, when they recovered a Glock .40 caliber pistol hidden in an air duct. The defendant admitted that he had been in possession of that firearm.
On October 7, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Webb to 57 months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "Less than 2 months after being released from state custody for a violent gun offense, Webb was again found with a gun. Clearly, he did not learn a lesson from his prior state convictions, and continues to be a danger to the community. Now, he will be rightly punished for his recidivism and incapacitated in federal prison, where there is no sentence discount or sanctuary of parole."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force investigated this case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary Lawler Parham prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.