Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations

(WVLT) A Cocke County man is now facing federal firearms and moonshine violations.

61 year old Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton of Parrotsville is charged in a four count complaint with three federal charges, related to the making, possessing and selling of untaxed whiskey.

Sutton also faces one charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, Sutton faces up to ten years in federal prison on the firearms count and five years for each of the moonshining counts.

He faces up to a $250,000 fine on each count.

Sutton will be back in court, March 28th for a preliminary hearing.


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  • by Man bear Location: denver on Mar 19, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    hell yea thats awsome
  • by scott Location: waukesha wi on Oct 28, 2008 at 06:07 PM
    let popcorn go he is one of the treasures of the blue ridge mountains
  • by George Location: Georgia on Aug 29, 2008 at 09:05 PM
    Let the man alone. He is part of our heritage.
  • by Roger Location: Port Huron Michigan on Mar 17, 2008 at 12:30 PM
    LET HIM GO DO WHAT HE DOES BEST yes I'd buy from him
  • by BROCKSTER Location: KNOXVILLE on Mar 15, 2008 at 05:43 PM
    I THINK THEY SHOULD FIND A WAY TO LET HIM CONTINUE TO MAKE MOONSHINE. I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET THAT 3/4 OF THE POLITICIANS,JUDGES, POLICE FORCE,AND OTHER GOV OFFICIALS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN IN POSESSION OF A JAR OF SHINE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER IN THERE LIVES. HOW MANY TIMES HAS A JAR OF SHINE BEEN REQUESTED FROM PROMINENT PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. WHERE ELSE ARE THEY GOING TO GET IT. ITHINK IT IS PART OF OUR HERITAGE. LET HIM GO DO WHAT HE DOES BEST.

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