Judge Curtis Collier on Thursday sentenced Adam Vogelmeier to serve 60 months in federal prison on a gun charge. A home on Florida Street where Vogelmeier was living was the scene of an Aug. 21, 2012, home invasion in which one of the intruders was shot and killed by police.
Judge Collier declined to give a lower sentence requested by attorney Leslie Cory based on the fact she said Vogelmeier suffers from ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Judge Collier said, "Unfortunately, our community suffers from a number of shootings and murders. A fair number of those cases stem from cases like this."
He noted that Vogelmeier had a safe in his bedroom that contained six firearms, marijuana, 130 prescription pills and $6,900 cash.
He said also in the house were a belt with 25 shotgun shells, digital scales, a bullet-proof vest and syringes.
He said, "This is a very serious case. It could have been even worse," saying that more people could have been killed. Ronald Wright was shot by police after they said he pointed a rifle toward them.
Judge Collier said the sentence needed to serve as a deterrent to others who might consider selling drugs out of their home.
Attorney Cory asked that Vogelmeier be sent to a prison near where he can receive visits from his young blind son, who lives in Nashville.
The other home invader, Kevin Williams, 18, stayed inside the house. He was charged with four counts of aggravated robbery and two of attempted aggravated robbery.
A third suspect involved with the robbery was arrested. Emory Q. Jackson, 32, was charged with facilitation of a felony.
Vogelmeier was charged with possession of oxycontin for resale, possession of marijuana for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime or attempt to commit a crime.