A convicted felon from Morristown on Thursday filed a plea agreement in federal court in Greeneville, indicting he will plead guilty to being an unlawful drug user in possession of an ammunition.
Rasheed Darnell Linder Shelton, 26, was also indicted for being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition but federal prosecutors dropped that count in exchange for the plea to the lesser offense.
The ammunition that Shelton possessed was inside a .22-caliber revolver, but Shelton wasn’t prosecuted for illegal firearm possession because the gun was manufactured in Nashville, and was not transported in interstate commerce. The bullets were manufactured by Ely Ltd. in England, according to the plea agreement.
The incident that led to Shelton’s plea agreement occurred on May 22 at Buddy’s Bar-B-Q on West Andrew Johnson Highway, where the defendant came to see his then-girlfriend. Following a profane outburst inside the restaurant, Shelton said “he had a gun with the manager’s name on it and that he will be back,” his plea agreement states.
The restaurant manager had previously told Shelton to stay away, according to his plea agreement. Shelton’s plea date had not been set by late this morning.
He was convicted of aggravated assault and aggravated burglary in 2015. His sentence was flat in October 2017, according to the Tennessee Department of Correction.