Knoxville Man, Kelvon Foster Arrested For Federal Firearms Violation
KNOXVILLE, TE (STL.News) On May 14, 2021, Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested Kelvon Foster, 21, of Knoxville, TN, on a federal criminal complaint charging Foster with making false or fictitious statements in connection with the purchase of a firearm in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(a)(6). Violations of that statutory provision are sometimes referred to informally as “straw purchasing.” The complaint was issued by the Honorable H. Bruce Guyton, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Foster later appeared before Judge Guyton, entered a not-guilty plea, and was released on conditions of supervision. If convicted, Foster could face imprisonment of up to 10 years and other penalties.
According to documents filed with the court, the firearm at issue was recovered by law enforcement in connection with the officer-involved shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on April 12, 2021.
Acting U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and Resident Agent in Charge Keith Jordan of the ATF’s Knoxville Field Office made the announcement.