GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Brandon Royce Clark, 23, of Morristown, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, Honorable R. Leon Jordan, United States District Judge, presiding, to 100 months of imprisonment for the felony offense of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon. Following service of the sentence of imprisonment, Clark will be subject to supervised release under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.
Clark entered a guilty plea on June 26, 2012, to possessing ammunition after having been previously convicted of a felony offense. Federal law prohibits any person, previously convicted of any offense which carries a potential penalty exceeding one year of incarceration, from thereafter possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation which led to indictment and subsequent conviction of Clark included the Morristown Police Department and the 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 crimes face tough sentences. PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces.