Man On "Worst Of Worst" List After Gun Incident Given 77 Months

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A man who was listed among the "Worst of the Worst" in a local roundup following a gun incident was sentenced on Thursday to serve 77 months in federal prison.

Donte Taylor appeared before Judge Curtis Collier.

Prosecutors said of the incident, "On May 30, 2013, the Chattanooga Police Department was called to a residence on Dorris Street on a report of a man standing outside, threatening the homeowner with a gun. As officers made their way to the scene, they observed the defendant standing on the corner of Dorris Street and E. 41st Street.

"When Officer Justice attempted to make contact with the defendant, he turned and began walking in the opposite direction. When directed to stop, the defendant began to flee. As Officer Justice chased after the defendant, he clearly observed the defendant holding a black pistol in his hand.

"When the defendant surrendered several blocks later, however, the pistol was no longer in  his hand. The officers conducted a search of the immediate area and, under a bush about five feet away from where the defendant surrendered, recovered a black Cobra .380 caliber pistol, serial number FS067171, with a magazine and five rounds of .380 ammunition."

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