- Associated Press - Thursday, May 4, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man that prosecutors called a ‘career criminal’ was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for illegally having a sawed-off shotgun.

A news release from U.S. Attorney Nancy Stallard Harr says 37-year-old Angelo Goldston of Cleveland, Tennessee was sentenced Wednesday in federal district court.

Eyewitnesses at his January 2017 jury trial said Goldston showed his sawed-off shotgun during a heated exchange with an unarmed man as children stood by and watched. The conflict occurred in the middle of the day in a residential Cleveland neighborhood.

The release says his sentence was enhanced because of his seven prior convictions for serious drug offenses and because the gun was a sawed-off shotgun.

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