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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 19, 2019
Donald Q. Cochran
, United States Attorney
Contact: David Boling

Nashville Man Facing Federal Charges Resulting From 2016 Robbery/Murder

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 18, 2019 – Brandon Hunt-Clark, 22, of Nashville, Tennessee, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury and charged with conspiring to commit and committing Hobbs Act Robbery, using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm resulting in death, and conspiring to tamper with a witness, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

According to the indictment, these charges resulted from the robbery and murder of Justin Lawton, who was found shot to death in Nashville on December 14, 2016.  The indictment also charges that Hunt-Clark conspired with unnamed others to tamper with a witness who had knowledge of that robbery and murder. 

Hunt-Clark is currently in federal custody after having been indicted last month for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and for stealing a firearm in October 2017.  That indictment also alleges that Hunt-Clark stole that firearm during a robbery of a drug dealer. 

If convicted, Hunt-Clark faces up to life in prison.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sunny A.M. Koshy is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


Nashville Field Division