Posted on May 15, 2021

3 Soldiers Stationed at Fort Campbell Charged with Funneling Guns to Chicago

Charlie De Mar, CBS Chicago, May 11, 2021

Three U.S. Army soldiers who took an oath to defend this country stood charged Tuesday night with running guns to Chicago.


Demarcus Adams, 21; Jarius Brunson, 22; and Brandon Miller, 22, were charged Tuesday with conspiracy and other offenses by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Tennessee.

They are accused of funneling guns back to the city from Fort Campbell on the Kentucky-Tennessee line where they are stationed.


The investigation began on March 26, when Chicago Police were called for a mass-shooting at a pop-up party {snip}


One man was killed in the shooting and seven others were injured.

Multiple guns were recovered at the scene during the investigation, and five had been found to have been purchased recently from Federal Firearms Licensed dealers in the Clarksville, Tennessee area, prosecutors said.

Further investigation identified Adams, Brunson, and Miller as the majority buyers for the guns, prosecutors said.


A broader investigation into firearms transaction records found that since September 2019, the three soldiers had bought 91 guns in Clarksville; Oak Grove, Kentucky; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Paducah, Kentucky {snip}

A criminal complaint claims once the soldiers bought the guns, Miller gave them to people with whom he was associated in Chicago.