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Former sheriff Cribbs awaits sentencing on federal charge

Friday, December 9, 2011

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.

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.

The guilty plea does not include any criminal tax violations that Cribbs may have committed.

Cribbs remains in the custody of the United States Marshals Service. He is scheduled to appear in front of McCalla again on Feb. 22, 2012, for sentencing.

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And he still will get off scott free because Dyersburg and Dyer County are FREAKING SCARED OF DOING ANYTHING TO HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by Belle123 on Fri, Dec 9, 2011, at 8:42 PM

Federal judge in Memphis.. You must not have read the artical.

-- Posted by time2change on Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 7:07 AM

It looks like a typical Tommy Cribbs judicial result, some of the gun trafficing charges have already been dropped and the Dyer County charges

will not be prosecuted.....Looks like he is getting a lot of ease of charges to me

-- Posted by cruisinkegler on Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 8:05 AM

Time2change..I hope you aren't implying that just because it's a federal judge he won't get off. It doesn't matter. They picked this man up on federal charges two years ago..he is still making the same mistakes and not getting punished for them. If they'd have kept him when they picked him up then, at the pawn shop, then he wouldn't have been free to commit arson, or have guns in his possession for the millionth time.

-- Posted by justme30 on Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 10:20 AM

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