Boyfriend of Maryville pill clinic convict faces charges

Boyfriend of Maryville pill clinic convict faces charges

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Brian Paul Hatcher (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Brian Paul Hatcher (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
Tamral "Tammy" Guzman (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Tamral "Tammy" Guzman (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The boyfriend of a woman convicted in October of running a cash-for-pills operation in Maryville has been indicted on charges of hiding her while she was a fugitive from the law. He is also accused of threatening a man.

A federal grand jury in Knoxville indicted Brian Paul Hatcher, 32, earlier this month. He is charged with threatening retaliation against a man he accused of leading authorities to his girlfriend, Tamral "Tammy" Guzman. He's also charged with helping Guzman after she fled Tennessee.

Guzman was apprehended on Oct. 31 in Hollywood, Fla. She had been a fugitive since Oct. 2, just before her conviction on 56 drug-related charges.

Guzman was convicted 'in absentia' in federal court while she was on the run. The charges included conspiracy to dispense and distribute oxycodone and other controlled prescription medications, money laundering, and structuring financial transactions.

Hatcher and Guzman were living under assumed names in Florida when U.S. Marshals took them into custody.

She will be tried Jan. 7 for failing to appear at her trial.

Hatcher is accused of threatening a man through telephone and text messages. The indictment alleges Hatcher told the man, only identified as "GB," that he would get him because he believed that person led authorities to his girlfriend.

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