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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.

Former Sheriff Pleading Guilty to Gun Charges

Former Dyer County Sheriff Tommy Cribbs is awaiting sentencing by a federal judge after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors last month on federal gun charges, reports the Dyersburg State Gazette.
According to court records, Cribbs was charged with numerous counts of unlawful transport of firearms on or about June 18 and June 21, 2011. The plea agreement, filed in open court in Memphis in front of Chief Judge Jon Phipps McCalla, states Cribbs will plead guilty to one count of unlawful transport of firearms and three other counts of the same will be dismissed at sentencing.
He will also not be prosecuted in state court in Dyer County for the arson charge that alleges he burned down a house located at 1035 Newbern-RoEllen Road on Feb. 26, 2011. A Dyer County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on this charge in June.
Also, Cribbs was indicted on a charge of attempted arson stemming from the same residence.