The parents of a man accused of killing a local police sergeant pleaded guilty this morning to four of the federal charges against them.
Kathleen and Ray Vance Mathews pleaded guilty to charges that they helped their son hide from police and knowingly gave him firearms after he fled a halfway house in Colorado in February.
The couple are scheduled for sentencing in U.S. District Judge Harry “Sandy” Mattice’s courtroom on Dec. 19. The most severe charge carries a 20-year maximum sentence.
For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...