- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted an East Tennessee man of a federal weapons charge.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1l6Eu9f) reports jurors deliberated for less than two hours on Wednesday before returning a guilty verdict for Roane County resident Rocky Houston. He was charged with gun possession by a felon.

Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were acquitted of charges of killing Deputy Bill Jones and a friend of Jones’, Mike Brown, during a 2006 shootout. Authorities say the gun battle took place after the deputy went to the Houston family farm to serve Rocky Houston a warrant.

Rocky Houston was later convicted of reckless endangerment and evading arrest. Federal agents arrested him in January of 2013 after saying a hidden camera showed that he still possessed weapons on his property.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide