Man arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon


A man was arrested at 411 East Sevier St. on Thursday under charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon, according to Murfreesboro Police.

Travis Johnson, 23, approached the victim as he was walking home and attempted to sell him a handgun. The victim said he did not have the money and walked with Johnson back to his apartment, where he reportedly reached into his waistband as if to retrieve the gun.

The victim fled into his apartment, and Johnson began banging on the door with the gun but left the scene. The victim notified police of this incident.

Police then received another call from the victim, stating that the subject who had tried to sell him the gun had returned, entered the apartment and locked the residents outside.

Police ordered the subjects out of the apartment and the weapon was found nearby.

A field interview sheet was completed on the subject who accompanied Johnson, however, he was not arrested.

Did you know that in states like Nevada, whereas a permit to purchase, own or possess a firearm is not a requirement, it is still against the law for certain individuals to do so?

Consequently, if you fall under the category of a prohibited person and are arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, you could face strict penalties that can include prison time or steep fines.

People prohibited from possessing a firearm typically fall into two categories. The first category includes individuals who have been convicted of a felony, fugitives, and drug addicts, or individuals who unlawfully use controlled substances. The second category covers individuals who are judged mentally ill or who have been committed to a mental health facility, and individuals who are illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

You can learn more about the law surrounding unlawful possession of a firearm here: Www.legalmann.com/gun-firearm-weapon-charges/unlawful-possession-of-a-firearm/.

Ultimately, if you have been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, your next move should be to get in touch with a defense lawyer.

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