Memphis Man Convicted For Having A Gun At Ross Elementary

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - A Memphis man, who was on an elementary school campus with a gun in 2014, has been found guilty by a Federal jury.
 
Charles Tigner was convicted of possessing a firearm while a convicted felon and possessing a firearm while on school property.
 
On October 30, 2014, Memphis Police Officers responded to a report of an armed suspect at Ross Elementary, 4890 Ross Road.
 
When Officers arrived, Tigner was combative and began fighting officers.  When Officers used a chemical agent, Tigner ran.
 
Officers chased Tigner from the halls of Ross Elementary School to 6946 Boothbay, where he was taken into custody.
 
A Ruger 9 mm was found on school property near the area of the original struggle.
 
According to an affidavit, Tigner had an outstanding warrant for domestic violence charges.
 
For the two counts, the maximum penalty is 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
 
Sentencing is set for May 4, 2017, before the Honorable U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes Jr.

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