Telford Man, Lyle Vernon Tarlton Sentenced For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm
GREENEVILLE TE (STL.News) On February 8, 2021, Lyle Vernon Tarlton, 30, of Telford, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville.
Tarlton plead guilty to possessing a firearm after having been convicted of an offense punishable by imprisonment exceeding one year. Tarlton was sentenced to 63 month’s imprisonment followed by three years on supervised release.
On August 13, 2019, deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office found Tarlton asleep in a vehicle parked on the side of a road in Telford, Tennessee. Tarlton, who was sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition, was asked to step out of the vehicle. Deputies observed a short barrel shotgun laying between the driver’s seat and the driver’s door. Tarlton, who had previously been convicted of a felony, was prohibited from possession of a firearm . Additionally, it is a violation of federal law to possess a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches that has not been registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.