Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton, during a 1998 interview with WVLT.

(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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