Skip to comments.Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations (Vanity)
Posted on 03/14/2008 7:29:38 PM PDT by girlangler
Local man facing firearms, moonshine violations
Posted: 4:39 PM Mar 14, 2008
(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.
That’s correct. :)
Mine worked around Greeneville, not too far from there.
LOL....my last assignment in the Army was to the Readiness Group in Pittsburgh, responsible for assisting and evaluating the training and wartime readiness of Reserve and National Guard units. We covered units throughout West Virginia and drove through a lot of "back country" getting to some of the reserve centers and NG armories...getting there in a sedan with "US Government" license plates always made me more than a little bit nervous.
Moonshiners aren’t extinct around these parts. Not by a long shot.
Back in the 1970s, when you couldn’t buy liquer of any kind on Sunday here, everybody went to see (we called her) “Mama Do-Right.”
Mama Do -Right was actually named Mamie Dunlap, and she was probably in her 70s or early 80s. She and her spinster sister lived alone in a little white frame house between Oliver Springs and Oak Ridge.
We used to drive up, knock on the door, and she’d sell you beer, liquer. She didn’t make it, just sold it when you couldn’t get it elsewhere, but for three times what it cost in a liquer or convenience store.
I’m sure the law knew about the sisters, everybody else did. But they never were arrested.
When I see the Andy Griffith shows with the two old bootlegging sisters it always reminds me of Mama Do Right.
LOL, he probably knew my grandaddy. And Daddy, the runner.
LOL, I wrote it, just remembering how beautiful a river it is to float. Lots of fish, always some big ones to haunt you, the ones that mostly get away.
But you can see the big browns through the glassy surface of the water, as they chase your bait up to the boat.
It’s such a beautiful float in the spring, with dogwood and redbud trees painted along the steep limestone bluffs, nad in the fall, when the hillsides are splashed with the breathtaking fall colors.
There are level II, III and some IV rapids,making parts of the trip exciting, then the slow drifts through the slack water, where deep pools hold big fish.
I missed a MASSIVE brown trout there once, was looking at something, then when I had retrieved my bait back to the boat, looked down and saw him radared in on that Rapala.
Just as I saw him, within a few feet of the boat, he spooked and it was over.But not for me, as I dreamed of that fish for years, would love to encounter another big brown like him again.
Ping for your bloodpressure medicine...
That’s a funny name for a county...
Might be ‘8’ for Dale Earnhardt.
Since we are near Bristol, this area is definitely “NASCAR” country. The entire region was in mourning for months after he died.
Also you see a lot of the number 2, on cars, hats, etc.
I’ll admit, I’m not a NASCAR fan. I tend to idolize anglers, like Bill Dance (grin).
Gotta' love a guy nicknamed "Popcorn".
I hope he destroys the persecution...er prosecution.
I've always wanted to go back.
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