Motel Search For Another Man Led To 4-Year Prison Term For Denario Small

Friday, December 20, 2013

A motel search for another man led to a four-year federal prison sentence for another Chattanooga man.

Judge Curtis Collier on Thursday sentenced Denario Small on a conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Chattanooga Police on March 31 were searching for a suspect on an unrelated matter when they walked by a motel room and noticed a strong smell of marijuana. 

Small was in the room along with marijuana and a Sentry safe with a loaded Titan .38 special revolver in it.  

Small was previously convicted of burglary and grand theft. 


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