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Darren Wesley Huff, Georgia Birther, Sentenced For Plan To Take Over Tennessee Courthouse

05/15/12 03:30 PM ET AP

Darren Wesley Huff
Darren Wesley Huff, of Dallas, Ga., arrives for his trial on gun charges Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Knoxville, Tenn. Huff allegedly traveled in April 2010 to the Monroe County Courthouse with a handgun and an AK-47 to serve a "citizens' arrest warrant" on local judges and other officials. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, J. Miles Cary)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A Georgia man who boasted 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 Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Knoxville. He was convicted on a federal firearms charge last October.

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 that he was supporting a local resident in trying to arrest local officials but said he didn't intend to take over the courthouse.


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