Ga. Man Sentenced to Prison in Courthouse Plot

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By: ap Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Georgia man who told others of a plan to take over a Tennessee courthouse in his quest to oust public officials has been sentenced to four years in prison for transporting firearms across state lines with intent to cause a civil disorder.

The U.S. attorney's office said in a release that 42-year-old Darren Wesley Huff of Dallas, Ga., was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Knoxville. Huff was armed with a handgun and an assault rifle in April 2010 when he and others arrived in Madisonville, between Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Huff testified during his trial last year he was supporting a local resident in trying to arrest local officials but said he didn't intend to take over the courthouse.

AP-WF-05-15-12 1911GMT

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