Nashville Gangster Gets 24 Years

NASHVILLE, TN — A 28-year-old Nashville gangster will spend nearly a quarter century in federal prison.

Deunta Finch was a ranking member of the Athens Park Bloods street gang and has previous convictions for robbery, reckless endangerment with a weapon and two convictions for being a felon in possession of firearms.

On June 21, 2015, Finch pulled a gun and stole a gun from a juvenile at J.C. Napier Homes. Two days later, Finch was involved in a shootout with the occupants of another vehicle. Finch was injured in the shootout and after treatment at the hospital, he was arrested on outstanding warrants and then bonded out. He skipped bond and then was arrested in November 2015. Officers found a 9-mm pistol in the glove box of Finch’s car. That gun was later tied to the robbery of a drug dealer at a Madison apartment complex.

Finch entered a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in January 2017, agreeing to a 15-year sentence, but just seven weeks into his term, he brutally assaulted another prisoner at the Grayson County, Ky. Detention Facility, breaking the other inmate’s jaw and ribs.

Federal prosecutors argued that the attack violated Finch’s plea agreement and U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Aspen agreed, saying that "the protection of society was the most important factor" in his decision to revoke the agreement and sentence Finch to 290 months in federal prison.

Photo via Metro Nashville Police

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