Back in 2016, Chauncy Black started a GoFundMe hustle called “Chauncy’s Chance.” He was begging for money to “get out of poverty.” Despite the fact that GoFundMe campaigns are often just scams, legacy media outlets promoted the campaign and helped Chauncy raise a jackpot of over $300k.
After the media helped Chauncy pull off a giant grift, he and his brother Timothy went on to terrorize a Cordova, TN residential neighborhood for two years.
The two brothers were originally charged with second-degree murder. Chauncy claimed that he was defending himself and his brother from a drive-by shooter and that he hit Wakefield by accident.
Police say their home is connected to an unbelievable 265 calls in just two years!
11 Domestic Incidents
23 Requests for Ambulance
Numerous calls for armed persons and warrants
10 felony arrests and 8 misdemeanor arrests made at the house
Their home, which was purchased with the GoFundMe money, was eventually deemed a “public nuisance” by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. The DA’s office got a Judge to sign an injunction ordering their house to be closed down.
“This petition is filed in an effort to stop a long-term and worsening problem of criminal activity. The address presents an uncontrolled danger and a nuisance, serving as a haven for violence, criminal disturbances, and other dangerous behavior.” – Petition from Shelby County District Attorney’s Office to Judge Patrick Dandridge.
Timothy Black died, supposedly of cancer, in December of 2020. Eventually, Chauncy had his charges significantly reduced.
He went on trial for misdemeanor reckless endangerment, felony (Class E) reckless endangerment, and felony (Class E) use of a handgun during the commission of a felony.
The use of a handgun charge meant that the Judge would be required to sentence him to at least five years. However, the jury acquitted him of this charge.
He was only convicted of a Class E felony, the lowest level, and a misdemeanor. He faces 1-6 years in prison.
Chauncy will be sentenced on September 17th, 2021.
Newscast from when The DA’s office shut down Chauncey’s home as a “public nuisance.”