Chattanooga man sentenced to 200 months for gun charges
By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
A Chattanooga man has been sentenced to serve 200 months (more than 16 years) in prison by the U.S. District Judge Harry S. Mattice, Jr.
Open his release from prison, 27 year-old Terrell Buford will be subject to a supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.
In March of 2014, Buford was discovered to have a firearm in his possession by law enforcement while they were searching for drugs at his place of business.
Later, in May of 2014, Buford pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. His earlier felony charges included multiple counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, as well as aggravated assault and possession of cocaine for resale.
Several law enforcement agencies participated in the investigation, and included the Rhea County Sheriff's Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a national strategy creating local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws.