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Gangster Disciple Sentenced to 110 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Weapon and Counterfeit Money

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee


Jackson, TN – Gangster Disciple Tarrice Martez McCarley, 32, has been sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on January 5, 2016, investigators with the Jackson Police Department Gang Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle driven by Tarrice Martez McCarley. McCarley had an open warrant at the time of the stop. He got out of the car in a residential area of North Parkway in Jackson, TN with a fully loaded Llama .38 caliber revolver in his hand. The defendant dropped the firearm and fled on foot. An investigator deployed his Taser in an attempt to stop McCarley. McCarley was taken into custody shortly thereafter. McCarley was a several time convicted felon.

During an interview, McCarley admitted he had purchased the gun for $100 from someone on the street. At the time of his arrest, the defendant had 11 counterfeit one hundred dollar bills in his wallet. All the bills had the same serial number.

The case was investigated by the Jackson Police Department, Gang Enforcement Unit; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Beth Boswell prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.


Updated May 30, 2017