Hardeman County man receives 10-year sentence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Hardeman County man has received his sentence following traffic stop in 2022.


According to United States Attorney’s office, 34-year-old Fabian Bills’ has been sentenced to 120 months — 10 years — in federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm in August.

The release says that Bills was stopped by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office back in May 6, 2022.

During the stop, the deputy noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car, and after getting consent to search the vehicle, found a loaded 9mm handgun tucked underneath the front passenger seat.

The release says that Bills admitted the gun was his, and said he had prior felony convictions.

The release says that the handgun was found by a forensic firearms examiner to be matched to two shootings.

The release says on May 27, 2022, the FBI executed an arrest warrant. They say additional firearms were recovered from Bills’ vehicle when he was arrested, including an Omni 300 Blackout AR15 and a loaded Taurus G2C 9mm handgun.

Read the full news release here.

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