A Crossville man facing a host of felony charges cut his losses by accepting a 20-year prison sentence on two guilty pleas with the remaining charges pending against him being dropped.
Cameron Christopher Moffett, 28, who listed an Obed St. address when arrested, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony possession of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale in Cumberland County Criminal Court.
In exchange, reckless endangerment, felony possession of alprazolam and other charges were dropped.
The information that Moffett pled to relate to a Jan. 16 incident during which shots were fired in an apartment at the Charleston Plantation complex and to a Dec. 28, 2018 traffic stop during which a handgun and meth were seized.
When asked if his attorney, Nathan Clouse, had done a good job for him, Moffett told Judge Gary McKenzie, “I had a lot more charges. So, yes.”
In the Jan. 6 incident, Moffett and others, including Jayde Mikel Wainwright, 22, no address available, went to an apartment off N. Main St. and confronted Jeremy Brown, saying they were there to collect a $40 debt.
Brown told Crossville Police that Moffett threatened to shoot him in the foot and then discharged one round from a small handgun. Moffett, Wainwright and two others, then fled the scene, taking a television valued at more than $1,000 with them.
City police later found the two suspects at a Pinewood Dr. address, along with the television, a handgun with spent shell, digital scales and quantity of alprazolam and meth.
Moffett was charged with all the items while Wainwright was charged with theft of property of more than $1,000.
Moffett was also fined $2,000 in the meth case and is being given credit for 122 days he has already served.