According to a press release from District Attorney General for the 26th Judicial District Jody Pickens, on Feb. 11, 2019, the Chester County, Tennessee Grand Jury indicted Victor Barham, 53, of Henderson, for Aggravated Assault, Possession of Marijuana With the Intent to Sell, and Possession of a Weapon By a Convicted Felon. The indictment was the result of an investigation by Sergeant Rickey Hopper and Patrolman Kyle Carter, both of the Henderson Police Department, into the report of a disturbance involving Victor Barham. Officers found Barham in possession of a handgun and approximately 21.70 grams of marijuana. Barham is a convicted felon having previously been convicted of Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Sale of Cocaine (2 court cases), Burglary in The Third Degree (2 court cases), Burglary in the Second Degree, and Burglary in the First Degree.
On June 6, 2019, the Defendant entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to serve a total effective sentence of 20 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. General Pickens stated, “Let this case send a message to convicted felons that if you illegally possess a firearm, you will be prosecuted and potentially removed from society for a long period of time. Convicted felons and firearms do not mix.”
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney General Chad Wood and investigated by Sergeant Rickey Hopper and Patrolman Kyle Carter of the Henderson Police Department.