Ex-Convict Sentenced for Using Firearm, Shooting at Clarksville Police

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Two more ex-convicts in Middle Tennessee are in legal trouble in separate cases after they used or allegedly used firearms while committing a crime.

Federal law bans convicted felons from possessing firearms.

U.S. District Court officials this week sentenced Elique Camacho, 23, of Clarksville, to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a crime of domestic violence.

This, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

“Camacho was indicted in July 2018, after an incident on June 24, 2018, where 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 the 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 pleaded guilty in January.  He had previously been convicted of domestic assault in January 2017 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm, the press release said.

Meanwhile, federal officials charged Gievanne Courtlyn Ashley, 21, of Nashville with two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

This, according to a separate press release that Cochran published this week.

“The charges stem from a shooting investigation, which occurred on August 20 in the 1300 block of Westchester Drive in Nashville, in which a 17 year-old was shot in the abdomen with an AR-style rifle.  According to the criminal complaint, when Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) responded to this incident, witnesses identified the shooter as Ashley, who had fled the scene. MNPD officers knew at the time that Ashley was wanted on a probation violation warrant,” the press release said.

“Subsequent investigation by MNPD on August 24, led officers to a house on Herman Street, where Ashley was found by SWAT officers hiding in a bedroom closet and was arrested. During a search of the premises, officers located a loaded .40 caliber Glock under the cushion of a chair in the living room.”

Based on further interviews, MNPD officers obtained a search warrant for an apartment on Alameda Street in Nashville and recovered a loaded .32 caliber Long revolver; a Ruger AR-5.56 mm caliber rifle with 30 rounds in the magazine. They also recovered an additional 5.56 mm magazine loaded with 10 rounds; a Glock .40 caliber magazine loaded with seven rounds; and 12 additional rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, the press release said.

“Ashley has two prior felony convictions in the Criminal Court of Davidson County, including burglary of a motor vehicle and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm,” according to the press release.

“If convicted of the instant offenses, Ashley faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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