Man Who Was Found With Several Weapons Gets 7 Years In Federal Prison; Also, Carlisle Gets 5 Years, 5 Months

Monday, May 19, 2014

A man who was found with several weapons in his vehicle, including a loaded rifle, was sentenced Monday to serve seven years in federal prison.

David Thurman Jr. appeared before Judge Sandy Mattice.

A Hamilton County canine officer stopped Thurman and his brother in a Chevrolet Malibu in September 2012.

The guns were found to have come from a burglary in Knoxville. Authorities said Thurman had earlier pawned several guns taken in the same break-in.

Anthony Martinez of Federal Defender Services said both parents of Thurman and several siblings have served prison time. He said he started using cocaine when he was 15 and turned to meth at 18.

Prosecutor Gregg Sullivan said Thurman had two prior burglary convictions. He said if there had been a third he would have qualified as an armed career criminal and faced at least 15 years in prison.

In a second case, Christopher Ray Carlisle, of Cleveland, Tn., got a setence of five years and five months. He also had a gun charge.

He was found with a weapon during an investigation of an alleged shoplifting at Kohl's in Cleveland.

His prior convictions include robbery and drugs.

Attorney Martinez said Carlisle began using marijuana at 12 and crack at 13. He later began using meth daily.

He has 10 prior convictions, including four felonies. 


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