ROANE MAN SENETENCED TO FED PRISON FOR GUN CRIME

(04/14/2017)

A man from Roane County was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for a gun crime, U.S. Attorney Carol Casto says.

In January, William Leon Rhodes, 50, of Gandeeville, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm by a federal jury. Rhodes also was sentenced to an extra eight months in federal prison for a violation of his supervised release. The sentences will be served consecutively.

Testimony from Rhodes’ trial revealed that police discovered a loaded revolver under a pillow in his bedroom. Officers also found ammunition in the living room.

Under federal law, Rhodes was from possessing any firearm under federal law because of a 1990 conviction for grand larceny in Jackson County Circuit Court and a 2012 conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in West Virginia.

Prosecutors say Rhodes was on federal supervised release at the time he possessed the revolver.


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