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April 22, 2013

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Anthony Lamont Singleton Sentenced To Serve 110 Months In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Anthony Lamont Singleton, 37, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 110 months in prison, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon release from prison, he will be subject to supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office for three years.

Singleton pleaded guilty in October 2012 to possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony. He was arrested after a verbal altercation with Kingsport residents escalated when Singleton displayed a firearm. He faced a maximum statutory sentence of 120 months for the offense.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation which led to indictment and subsequent conviction of Singleton included the Kingsport Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a comprehensive national strategy that creates local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws. It provides more options to prosecutors, allowing them to utilize local, state, and federal laws to ensure that criminals who commit gun crime face tough sentences. PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces.

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