One Of "Worst Of The Worst" Gets 10-Month Federal Sentence

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

One of the men labeled as the "worst of the worst" in a Chattanooga roundup was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months and three years supervised release after he pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Guy Wilkerson told Federal Judge Sandy Mattice, "I'm just a young father and I want the best for my kids." He said he apologized and that he knew what he did in the past was wrong.

While his defense argued for the bottom of the sentencing requirements, eight months, federal prosecutor Chris Poole said, "I think one higher than the bottom would be appropriate.

..Our concern is the safety of the public."

Judge Mattice said to the defendant, "Law enforcement believes you're a pretty dangerous guy, let's face it." Wilkerson, at only 20 years old, has a lengthy criminal record.

 After, Wilkerson's apology, Judge Mattice said, "You're going to be out of jail in a short period of time...If you haven't changed your ways, you'll be here again and I'll remember this day."

 Judge Mattice said he did not want to regret the decision to give a lower sentence. 



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