A Clarksville man has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing a firearm even though he wasn’t legally allowed to have one.
That man, Elique Camacho, 22, was convicted in another court of domestic violence.
This, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
“Clarksville police officers were called to the scene of a domestic assault and upon arrival, Camacho was attempting to leave the scene. As officers approached his vehicle, Camacho drove toward them and struck one of the officers with his vehicle and fled,” according to Cochran’s press release.
“As Clarksville officers pursued Camacho, he fired several rounds at the officers from his vehicle. One of the officers subsequently rammed and disabled Camacho’s vehicle, after which, he fled on foot and hid in a wooded area overnight, before being arrested the following day at a friend’s house. At the time of his arrest, Camacho was in possession of a 9mm handgun.”
Camacho was previously convicted of domestic assault in January 2017 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The plea agreement calls for Camacho to receive a sentence of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 18, 2020, according to the press release.
This is not the first time in recent months that federal court officials in Nashville have prosecuted someone for having firearms they allegedly weren’t legally allowed to have.
As The Tennessee Star reported last year:
• Justin Jerome Jones, 31, pleaded guilty in November in U.S. District Court to three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms.
• Also in November, authorities sentenced a Nashville man, Kevin Mark Paul, 36, in U.S. District Court to 15 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
• A federal grand jury indicted Kedrick Ross, 27, Nashville, who is also a convicted felon, on drug distribution and firearms charges. A gun that belonged to Ross was allegedly used to harm a toddler, court officials said.
• In October, four Nashville men received lengthy prison sentences for a series of violent crimes connected to investigations in or near the J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum public housing developments, according to court officials. Some of those men were convicted felons, but they obtained firearms, regardless.
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