Knox County District Attorney General - Charme P. Allen

Felon Receives Twenty-Two-Year Sentence after Threatening Three Women

Posted: 10/31/2019

Prosecutors in DA Charme Allen’s Career Gang Unit obtained a twenty-two-year sentence against a convicted felon who threatened to kill several women.  Terrance Laron Reese, 38, was convicted of three counts of Aggravated Assault, four counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Vandalism.  Judge Steve Sword handed down the sentence today after finding Reece to be a Persistent Offender based upon his seven prior felony convictions.

In a three-day trial in September, Assistant District Attorney Phil Morton explained to the jury that on April 28, 2018, Reece walked into the back yard of a residence on Joyce Avenue and pointed a handgun at three females, one of whom was thirteen-years-old.  While brandishing the firearm, Reece told the victims they were going to die.  One victim grabbed her own handgun and ordered Reese off the property.  While leaving, Reese pointed a gun at an additional victim.  That victim grabbed his gun, entered his vehicle, and chased Reese out of the neighborhood.

If you have any questions, please contact Sean McDermott at 865-215-2515 or sean.mcdermott@knoxcounty.org.  For more information about the District Attorney’s Office, visit our website at www.knoxcounty.org/dag and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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