A 32-year-old Manchester, Tenn., man has been sentenced to serve 290 months in prison for the possession of a firearm by a felon.
The sentence was the result of a conviction after a jury trial in April 2014.
During the trial, the jury was told that the Coffee County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic violence assault call at Victor Stitt's then-girlfriend's house. The caller said that Stitt had assaulted her with a handgun, but he had left the scene before deputies arrived, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.
Stitt was eventually located at his family's house in Cannon County, Tenn., and was within reach of a handgun when deputies arrived, the release said.
The length of Stitt's sentence is the result of his classification as an armed career criminal, because of his nine prior convictions for aggravated burglary. That classification gave him a mandatory sentence of at least 15 years in prison, according to the release.
to a domestic violence assault call at the residence of Stitt's then girlfriend, after receiving information that he had assaulted her and threatened her with a handgun. He had left the scene before the deputies arrived, but was subsequently located at his family's house in Cannon County, Tenn. At that time, Stitt was within arm's reach of a handgun.