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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

News Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Contact: Contact: Special Agent Michael Knight, PIO

Gibson County Man Sentenced 97 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today that on April 23, 2014, Frank Snowden, age 37, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and 12 months supervised released for prohibited individual in possession of a firearm by United States District Judge Daniel Breen.

On January 1, 2013, Humboldt (Tenn) Police Department responded to 219 Woodland Drive concerning a domestic assault. Snowden, a convicted felon, fired several shots with a pistol inside the residence. After a brief standoff, Snowden surrendered to police without incident.

Chief Raymond Simmons stated “Officers responding to the Snowden residence faced a felon who had taped a semi-automatic pistol to his hand and had already threatened to  kill officers responding, Humboldt Police officers showed restraint , courage and professionalism and were able to arrest Snowden without any injuries. The City of Humboldt would like to thank the ATF for their response in bringing federal charges in this case”

Jeff Fulton, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Nashville Field Division said “ATF is committed through the “Frontline” strategy to utilize our unique resources and expertise to investigate the crimes.”

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