Guilty Plea

Elique Camacho

NASHVILLE—Elique Camacho, 22, of Clarksville, pleaded guilty Jan. 7 in U.S. District Court to possession of a firearm after he was convicted of a crime of domestic violence, according to U.S. attorney Don Cochran with the Middle District of Tennessee.

Camacho was indicted in July 2018, after a June 24, 2018 incident, where Clarksville police officers were called to a domestic assault. When they arrived, Camacho tried to leave. 

As officers approached his vehicle, Camacho drove toward them and hit one of the officers with his vehicle as he left. As Clarksville officers chased Camacho, he fired several rounds at the officers from his vehicle.  One of the officers subsequently rammed and disabled Camacho’s vehicle, after which he fled on foot and hid in a wooded area overnight, before officers arrested him the following day at a friend’s house. 

At the time of his arrest, Camacho was in possession of a .9mm handgun. 

Camacho was previously convicted of domestic assault in January 2017 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

The plea agreement called for Camacho to receive a 10-year sentence in prison when he is sentenced May 18.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and Clarksville police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. attorney Brooke Schiferle served as prosecutor.

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