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Federal jury convicts East Tennessean Rocky Houston in weapons case

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — A federal jury has convicted an East Tennessee man of a federal weapons charge.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1l6Eu9f) reports jurors deliberated for less than two hours on Wednesday before returning a guilty verdict for Roane County resident Rocky Houston. He was charged with gun possession by a felon.

Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were acquitted of charges of killing Deputy Bill Jones and a friend of Jones', Mike Brown, during a 2006 shootout. Authorities say the gun battle took place after the deputy went to the Houston family farm to serve Rocky Houston a warrant.

Rocky Houston was later convicted of reckless endangerment and evading arrest. Federal agents arrested him in January of 2013 after saying a hidden camera showed that he still possessed weapons on his property.


Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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