Category: Tennessee – Eastern District

Robert Goins Leeper Receives 21 Year Prison Sentence For Conspiracy To Distribute Methamphetamine | USAO-EDTN

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On April 5, 2021, Robert Goins Leeper, 52, currently of Clarksville, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in the United States District Court for the…

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North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years Imprisonment For Exploitation Of Nine-Month-Old And Transportation Of Child Pornography | USAO-EDTN

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.– On April 7, 2021, Anthony Brett Banks, 30, formerly of Kannapolis, North Carolina, was sentenced by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, in the United States District Court for…

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Knoxville Man Arrested For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS | USAO-EDTN

Benjamin Alan Carpenter, also known as “Abu Hamza,” 31, was arrested on March 24, 2021, in Knoxville following the return of a federal grand jury indictment charging him with attempting…

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Jerriod Sivels Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine And Money Laundering | USAO-EDTN

Chattanooga, Tennessee – On March 26, 2021, Jerriod Sivels, also known as Jerriod Lee, 31, of Chattanooga, was sentenced to 142 months in prison by the Honorable Travis R. McDonough,…

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Lenoir City Woman Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment for Elder Graud Scheme | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On March 25, 2021, Christina Erin Myers, 39, of Lenoir City was sentenced by the Honorable Katherine A. Crytzer, United States District Judge for the Eastern District…

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Lenoir City Woman Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment for Elder Fraud Scheme | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On March 25, 2021, Christina Erin Myers, 39, of Lenoir City was sentenced by the Honorable Katherine A. Crytzer, United States District Judge for the Eastern District…

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Hamblen County Man Convicted Of Drug And Firearm Charges | USAO-EDTN

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On March 19, 2021, a federal jury convicted, Lynn Richard Norton, 61, of Morristown, Tennessee, of conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, distribution of…

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Blount County Man Convicted Of Child Exploitation Charges | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On March 17, 2021, a federal jury convicted a registered sex offender, Tywan Montrease Sykes, 45, of Louisville, Tennessee, of using a minor to produce child pornography,…

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Multi-State Bank Robbers Indicted In The Eastern District Of Tennessee | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Charles Pingley, 52, of North Carolina, and his sister, Loretta Johnson, 50, of Maryville, Tennessee, were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on February 17, 2021, for…

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LaFollette Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Child Pornography | USAO-EDTN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On February 18, 2021, Timothy Wayne Turben, 40, of LaFollette, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S.  District Judge, to serve 97 months in federal…

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