Christopher Ethan Webb, 24, of Crockett County, TN has been sentenced
to 57 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. D. Michael
Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on December 3, 2019, Webb was released
from a five-year state sentence on two counts of aggravated assault where the defendant
shot an individual during an altercation. On January 24, 2020, the West Tennessee
Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force was executing a search warrant at Webb’s residence
in rural Alamo, Tennessee, when they recovered a Glock .40 caliber pistol hidden in an
air duct. The defendant admitted that he had been in possession of that firearm.
On October 7, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Webb to 57
months in federal prison followed by three years supervised release. There is no parole in
the federal system.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: “Less than 2 months after being released from
state custody for a violent gun offense, Webb was again found with a gun. Clearly, he did
not learn a lesson from his prior state convictions, and continues to be a danger to the
community. Now, he will be rightly punished for his recidivism and incapacitated in
federal prison, where there is no sentence discount or sanctuary of parole.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the West Tennessee
Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force investigated this case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary Lawler Parham prosecuted this case on behalf of the