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.

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