Guilty plea leads to 10-year sentence for Elizabethton man
Published 1:01 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2022
An Elizabethton man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a handgun.
According to a release, Keion Thomas Perkins, 26, entered the guilty plea on Monday. He will have to serve at least three years (30 percent) of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Perkins was arrested by the Johnson City Police Department after officers stopped a car in which he was a passenger. The driver was Miranda Carol Sluss.
After stopping the vehicle for expired tags, a K9 officer found a large quantity of methamphetamine. A Taurus 9 mm handgun was discovered between the front passenger seat and center console.
Perkins had previously been convicted of aggravated burglary and robbery, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.