A Dallas man could learn next month if he’ll serve a maximum sentence of five years after being convicted last year on a federal arms charge.
Darren Wesley Huff in October with the intent to use it in a civil disorder. Now, more than six months after his conviction, Huff has a court date at which he is set to learn his fate. The Knoxville News Sentinel last week reported that Huff's sentencing has been scheduled for May 15.
The date came after federal prosecutors and Huff's attorney debated over Huff’s possible punishment during a hearing Friday.
An article from the Sentinel in 2010 reported that Huff had allegedly confessed to traveling from his home to Madisonville, Tenn., with guns and ammunition in an attempt to take over the town after a grand jury there refused to indict President Barack Obama for treason. The news outlet reported that Huff was among the “birther” movement that claims Obama is not a U.S. citizen and therefore not eligible to be president.
The Associated Press reported in October that Huff told FBI agents he had aimed to help a military retiree who was arrested after he tried to put the grand jury's foreman under citizen's arrest.