January 7, 2023
An Escambia County man has pleaded guilty to making a false false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer when purchasing a firearm used in a fatal shooting.
Tavaris East, 42, purchased a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer on April 27, 2022, “and checked the box ‘yes’ that he was ‘the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm’ on the ATF Form 4473,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
U.S. Attorney Jason R. Coody said East purchased the firearm for Kennon Farrow, a convicted felon. The firearm was recovered by law enforcement on May 24, 2022, after it was used by Kennon Farrow to commit a homicide. Farrow allegedly used the gun to fatally shoot his girlfriend, Pensacola State College instructor Carla Williams during a morning workout inside the Pensacola Fitness on North 9th Avenue.
East faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 30.
9 Responses to “Escambia Man Pleads Guilty In Purchasing Gun Used In Fitness Center Murder Of PSC Instructor”
Bewildered, why do you say she was not concerned?
I doubt he knew the guy had plans to kill his long time girl friend with the gun. If the intelligent professional victim herself was not concerned about her boyfriend’s criminal past, why would outsiders be? Drug convictions, embezzlement – all kinds of offenses make you a felon!
Since he knew, it shouldn’t be “UP to 10 years”. It should be 10 years minimum. If he had more knowledge of what the gun would be used for he should be charged even more. Tired of hearing about “Guns are bad” and then seeing criminals get minimum time.
Oop I misread
You’re not reading the article correctly, it says he purchased the gun for farrow and farrow killed someone.
“Why is it 10 years in prison if he murdered someone”
“How does he only get up to 10 years in prison for…MURDER???”
Reading comprehension is crucial. Try again.
Why is it 10 years in prison if he murdered someone working out that is obviously unarmed truly can’t sure be a guy that has no disregard for human life.
The magic number seems to be beyond 30 felonies before you might be considered a danger and left in prison.
How does he only get up to 10 years in prison for…MURDER???
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January 7, 2023