Repeat Offender Sentenced For Federal Firearms Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On September 2, 2021, Brandon Royce Clark, 32, of Morristown, Tennessee, was sentenced to serve 117 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, followed by four years of supervised release by the Honorable Clifton L. Corker, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville. The sentence reflects a 96-month term of imprisonment followed by three years on supervised release for instant case to be run consecutively to a 21-month term of imprisonment with one year of supervised release to follow based on a revocation of supervised release for a prior conviction.

As part of the plea agreement filed with the court, Clark pled guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in the unlawful possession of a firearm.

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According to the filed plea agreement, on July 13, 2019, less than two months after being released from federal prison, Clark was involved in an incident that led to his shooting two individuals near Boatsman Mountain Road in Morristown, Tennessee. Clark was traffic stopped the following day by a member of the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit who was looking for the vehicle involved in the shooting and Clark was found to be in possession of a .380 semi-automatic pistol.

Court records reflect that Clark was previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Tennessee following a December 2010 event in which he fired shots into an occupied vehicle. Clark was sentenced to 100 months in Federal Bureau of Prisons with three years of supervised release to follow in that case. Clark was released from prison in that case on May 24, 2019.

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The prosecution resulted from an investigation by the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office Detectives and Narcotics Units, and with the assistance of the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant United States Attorney J. Christian Lampe represented the United States.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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