NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An employee of the non-violence group Gideon's Army faces a likely four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to firearms charges stemming from his role in a shootout in a North Nashville neighborhood.
Court documents show that Charles Brooks, 38, pleaded guilty Wednesday to being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, as well as violating his probation from a 2014 conviction for illegal possession of a firearm.
Brooks had been hired by Gideon's Army to work in the Cumberland View public housing development as a "violence interrupter."
The April 6 gun battle was captured on surveillance video. Investigators recovered bullet casings, but never found the AK-47-style weapon, which explains why Brooks was not charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
Prosecution and defense attorneys agreed on a 48-month prison sentence, although U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger will not be bound by that recommendation.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 8, 2022.
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