For Immediate Release
Monday, May 22, 2017
, United States Attorney
Contact: David Boling
Nashville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charge for Shooting in Cayce Homes
Field Division: Nashville Field Division
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 22, 2017 – Antonio Eugene Boyd, aka Tony T, 37, of Nashville, Tenn., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court, to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith of the Middle District of Tennessee.
These charges resulted from an incident on September 15, 2016, where Metropolitan Nashville Police officers responded to a shooting in the area of South 7th St. and Sylvan St., within the James A. Cayce public housing development. The subsequent investigation determined that Boyd had been walking down the street with his girlfriend when he saw a blue Dodge Charger approaching. Boyd drew a 9mm semi-automatic from his waistband and fired multiple rounds at the car as it approached, and continued firing as it passed by. Two adults and young children occupied the Charger. The shooting also occurred at approximately 8:00 a.m., when there were school buses and several children outside and in the immediate vicinity.
Boyd told investigators that he had numerous prior altercations with an occupant of the Charger and initially claimed the occupants shot at him first, although the video surveillance did not support the claim that any shots were fired from the vehicle.
Boyd had been previously convicted of multiple felonies, including robbery; possession with intent to sell cocaine; and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The plea agreement in this case requires Boyd to be sentenced to 96 months in prison when he is sentenced on August 21, 2017.
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.