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Date: 01-25-2023

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United States of America v. Cody James Dimmett

Case Number: 2:21-cr-20100

Judge: Thomas L. Parker

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Shelby County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Memphia

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Description: Memphis, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with discharging a firearm during an assault on a federal officer.

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On May 25, 2021, the FBI and the Southaven Police were notified that Cody James Dimmett, age 29, wanted for multiple warrants, would be travelling through the area. When law enforcement noticed Dimmett's vehicle, they began a pursuit that ended in Memphis. Dimmett got out of his car with an SKS rifle and fired multiple rounds, striking an officer in the arm. He fled the scene in the officer’s vehicle and was later spotted in Arkansas. During the chase, Dimmett used the vehicle’s blue lights and led officers on a high-speed chase of more than 120 miles per hour, into Palestine, Arkansas, where he crashed and fled on foot. After several hours, the defendant surrendered.

On January 20, 2023, United States District Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Dimmett to 183 months in federal prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Southaven Police Department, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, Memphis Police Department, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia - State and Local Police Departments.

United States Attorney Ritz said: "This significant prison sentence justly reflects the severity of the crimes this defendant committed. I am glad we could hold him to account for his armed assault on law enforcement officers.”

“Federal law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect and defend our communities from violent criminals on a daily basis, and all too often those acts of violence are directed against law enforcement,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Douglas S. DePodesta of the Memphis Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “This sentencing reaffirms the FBI’s commitment to hold violent members of society accountable and send to prison those who commit crimes against the brave men and women who dedicate themselves to upholding and enforcing the law.”

United States Attorney Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Lorraine Craig and Greg Wagner, who prosecuted this case, as well as law enforcement partners who investigated the case.





Outcome: Defendant sentenced to 63 MONTHS as to count 3 and 120 MONTHS as to count 4 to be served consecutively to each other for a total term of imprisonment of 183 MONTHS. Followed by 3 YEARS Supervised Release as to each of count 3 and 5 YEARS Supervised Release as to count 4 of the indictment to be supervised concurrently with each other for a total term of supervision of 5 YEARS. Standard/Mandatory conditions of supervised release. Additional conditions, drug testing and treatment; mental health testing and treatment; search provision; MRT and DNA collection. Special assessment: $200.00. Counts 1, 2 and 5 of the superseding indictment dismissed upon motion of the government. The Court recommends to the BOP: designation as close to Marietta, Georgia as possible to be near family and RDAP and mental health counseling.

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