Discount Depot operator sentenced for illegal gun dealing

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CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – A judge has sentenced a local business operator to just under 5 years of federal time on gun charges.

47 year old Clinton Wilborn ran the Discount Depot on Highway 58.

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Two years ago the ATF  and Chattanooga Gun Team raided the store after getting tips about illegal gun sales.

They found 14 firearms (rifles, shotguns and pistols), ammo and firearm magazines hidden around the property.

Wilborn was already a convicted felon.

“It is imperative to keep firearms out of the hands of convicted felons and to prevent the
sale of illegal firearms. ATF will continue to work in conjunction with and support local law
enforcement agencies to prosecute those individuals who illegally possess and sell firearms,” stated Terry M. Jones, Resident Agent in Charge of ATF Chattanooga Field Office.

Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy praised the removal of “crime guns and a criminal” from the city.