A Georgia man will spend one year in prison after police discovered a sawed-off shotgun inside his house while responding to a domestic dispute last year.
Robert Bentley Davis, 60, pleaded guilty in June to violating the National Firearms Act, some nine months after law enforcement in Troup County took him into custody for allegedly beating his wife and hiding the Stevens Model 94C, .410 gauge sawed-off shotgun under a couch pillow.
“Anyone who uses a firearm to intimidate, threaten or terrorize another person poses a significant danger to everyone in our community,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Arthur Peralta. “As a community, we must send a strong message that we will not tolerate this kind of behavior from anyone. Mr. Davis displayed a clear disregard for our laws and his conviction and sentencing is a clear message that this conduct will not be tolerated.”