Chattanooga Man Arrested During Roundup Of Gang Members; Violent Offender Gets 30-Month Term

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Chattanooga man arrested by federal authorities in September 2012 during a roundup of gang members and other violent offenders has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.

Stephen "Bam" Beasley, 23, appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice.

He had pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On May 14, 2012, the ATF used a confidential informant to purchase a gun from Beasley. He arrived in a Mercury cab, then got into a vehicle with the informant, then left.

ATF agents followed the informant to a safe location, then retrieved the weapon.

Beasley told the judge he would not be before him again.

His mother, fiancee and child were in the courtroom. Beasley had applied for permission to marry the fiancee, but his attorney, Hugh Moore, said they decided to wait until he gets out of prison.


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