For Immediate Release
Nashville Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Violation
Defendant Fired Several Rounds at a Vehicle Occupied with Children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – February 20, 2018 – Antonio Eugene Boyd, aka Tony T, 37, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced last week to nine years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee.
“The reckless actions of this defendant placed the lives of many school aged children in great peril,” said United States Attorney Don Cochran. “Armed felons have no place in our communities and we are aggressively increasing our efforts along with our law enforcement partners to remove those who pose such a grave danger to our law abiding citizens.”
According to court records, Boyd pleaded guilty in May 2017 to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. This followed an incident on September 15, 2016, in the Cayce Homes Public Housing Development, where Boyd fired approximately seven times from a 9mm pistol, at a vehicle occupied by two adults and a young child. Although no one was hit by the gunfire, at the time of the incident there were other young children in the area and a school bus picking up children for school.
The subsequent investigation determined that the pistol Boyd used had previously been stolen from a vehicle by another person, and Boyd obtained that pistol by trading cocaine for it. Boyd had previously been convicted in state court of robbery, two drug felonies, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sunny A.M. Koshy.