Former Sheriff Convicted as Felon Possessing Firearm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former Dyer County Sheriff Tommy Cribbs has been sentenced to 24 months in prison and fined $10,000 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He had pleaded guilty to possessing a Weatherby .300 Magnum Vanguard.
Cribbs was sheriff during the 1970s and 80s. In 1985 he pleaded guilty to threatening witnesses, prisoner brutality, defrauding insurance companies and other charges. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal and state charges.
According to the State Gazette of Dyersburg, Cribbs has had several legal encounters in the past few years.

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