21-year old convicted felon faces firearms charges

August 27, 2020

By a Biometrica staffer

A 21-year old was charged with two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, after the shooting of a teenager last week, the US Department of Justice Nashville Field Division said in a statement.

The charges stem from investigation into the shooting of a 17-year old boy, who was shot in the stomach with an AR-style rifle last week. When Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) responded to this incident, Gievanne Courtlyn Ashley, 21, was identified as the shooter by witnesses.

Ashley had fled the scene, according to witness statements from the criminal complaint. MNPD officers knew at the time that Ashley was wanted on a probation violation warrant.

Further investigation by MNPD on August 24 2020 led to a house on Herman Street, where Ashley was found by SWAT officers hiding in a bedroom closet and was arrested. During a search of the premises, officers located a loaded .40 caliber Glock under the cushion of a chair in the living room.

Based on further interviews, MNPD officers obtained a search warrant for an apartment on Alameda Street in Nashville and recovered a loaded .32 caliber long revolver, a Ruger AR-5.56 mm caliber rifle with 30 rounds in the magazine, an additional 5.56 mm magazine loaded with 10 rounds, a Glock .40 caliber magazine loaded with seven rounds, and, 12 additional rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.

Ashley has two prior felony convictions in the Criminal Court of Davidson County, including burglary of a motor vehicle and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted of the instant offenses, Ashley faces up to 10 years in prison on each count.

This case was investigated by the MNPD and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).