Wednesday, September 19, 2018

'Duct Tape' Stuck with 30 Years on Racketeering

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:41 AM

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Way to shoot your shot, D. Michael Dunavant, United States Attorney Western District of Tennessee.

Nobody turns down a pun this good.

Tommy Earl Champion Jr., aka “Duct Tape,” of Jackson, Tennessee, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison on racketeering charges and carrying a firearm during a crime.

Champion, 29, was a member of the Gangster Disciples and served on the gang’s “blackout squads” and “security teams,” according to a Wednesday statement. He was responsible for carrying out violent acts, including attempted murder, witness and victim intimidation, and assault, at the direction of senior Gangster Disciples leaders, according to law enforcement officials.

In a statement on the matter, Dunavant took his shot.
"Dismantlement of criminal gangs is a top priority of the Department of Justice, and this case represents the collaborative efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement to target and remove a significant violent participant in the Gangster Disciples organization," Dunavant said.

Here's where Dunavant unveils a line that would make any Dad proud:

"'Duct Tape' is now stuck with a 30- year sentence for his violent crimes. We are taking the fight to the gangs in West Tennessee, and we are relentless in our resolve.”

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