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Aryan Nations gang member sentenced to 16 years in prison

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An Aryan Nations gang member was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to firearm, burglary and theft charges, according to the Knox County District Attorney General's Office.

Tyler Michael Higginbotham, 24, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm, burglary and two counts of theft, according to a news release.

Under the terms of a plea agreement before Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee, Higginbotham's sentence was enhanced because of his gang membership.

During a hearing before McGee, Assistant District Attorney General TaKisha Fitzgerald outlined events leading to Higginbotham's arrest.

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