For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney Announces Memphis Man is Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Ammunition By a Convicted Felon
Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced today that Brashard Gibbs, age 21, of Memphis, TN, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman to serve 20 years, or 240 months, in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.
According to the Indictment and statements made in open court:
On August 28, 2013, during a drive-by shooting at a car wash located at 2562 Lamar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, Robbie Webb was shot and killed and another individual was injured. Witnesses identified Brashard Gibbs, a.k.a. Hotboy, as one of the shooters. Witnesses also observed that Gibbs was firing an assault style weapon from the vehicle. Ammunition, consistent with the firing of an assault style weapon, was recovered from the scene.
In addition, on September 1, 2013, witnesses observed Gibbs firing an assault style weapon at another individual. Again, the ammunition recovered from the scene was consistent with the firing of an assault weapon. At the time of both incidents, Gibbs was a convicted felon.
On February 18, 2014, a federal grand jury indicted Gibbs on two counts of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. On July 24, 2014, a jury found Gibbs guilty on both counts.
U.S. Attorney Stanton praised the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Whitmore represented the government.