A federal jury this week convicted a Nashville man on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and this is not this man’s first experience with this.
That man, Davian M. Greenlee, is 40-years-old, according to a press release that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee published Thursday.
“This conviction arose from an incident which occurred on March 16, 2018, when Greenlee and Darius Gustus, 28, broke into a home in Antioch, Tennessee. Officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to a call from a neighbor and found Gustus on the roof of the home, trying to escape and Greenlee was found inside hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet,” the press release said.
“A stolen, loaded .40 caliber Glock, taken from an earlier burglary, was found next to Greenlee, which he claimed belonged to the homeowner and a loaded 9mm pistol was found on the roof where Gustus was hiding. The homeowners testified that they did not own or possess a firearm. Greenlee was previously charged in December 2002 with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and pleaded guilty in July 2003. He was charged again with the same offense in May 2008 and also pleaded guilty to that charge. Greenlee was on supervised release when he committed the latest offense.”
Court officials have scheduled sentencing for February 14, 2022. If the court finds that Greenlee is an armed career criminal then he faces up to life in prison, the press release said.
Gustus previously pleaded guilty. Court officials will sentence him early next year, the press release said.
In an unrelated case, officials in Memphis this week sentenced Deeric Walton, 25, to 57 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. This, according to a press release that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee published Thursday.
“According to information presented in court, on December 8, 2018, Memphis Police Department officers were searching for Deeric Walton at his residence on East Trophy Way. As officers announced their presence, they heard someone running throughout the apartment. Walton eventually answered the door, advising investigators that he was hiding guns. Law enforcement then transported the defendant to the MPD Homicide Office for a statement regarding a homicide,” the press release said.
“A search warrant for his apartment revealed in the living room, a Lorcin .380 caliber handgun; in a bedroom, a Zastava Arms 7.62x39mm caliber firearm with a 30-round magazine, and a stolen Charles Daly 1911 .45 ACP caliber handgun; in another bedroom, an FNH USA 9mm handgun and a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Walton was Mirandized and admitted to owning several of the handguns, having purchased all the guns ‘off the streets.’ As a juvenile, Walton was previously convicted of a robbery and was prosecuted as an adult. As a result of his prior conviction, Walton is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition. On November 19, 2020, a Federal Grand Jury in the Western District of Tennessee indicted the defendant for this offense. Walton pled guilty, May 20, 2021.”
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