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Case Number: 5:17-cr-00039-TBR
Judge: Thomas B. Russell
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (McCrasken County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Paducah, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
Jermaine Tyrone Jones, 41, of Paducah, possessed a handgun on August 30, 2017, after being previously convicted of a felony offense. Paducah Police Department Officer Andrew Parrish located the handgun in Jones’s clothing after Jones’s arrest for Fourth-Degree Assault, Domestic Violence.
“Identifying and prosecuting individuals who illegally possess firearms is an important component of our overall effort to reduce violent crime in the Western District of Kentucky,” stated Acting United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett. “I commend the trial team, the Paducah Police Department, and the ATF for their work in this case and for their ongoing commitment to make our communities safe for all citizens.”
“Cases like this show our continued efforts to reduce the amount of gun violence in Paducah,” said Paducah Police Chief Brian G. Laird. “This is another good example of inter-agency cooperation to arrest, prosecute and convict violent offenders to help keep our community safe.”
“Repeat violent offenders are a threat to the safety and security of our communities,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Division. “ATF partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies in Western Kentucky are getting results. Together, we’re making arrests and successfully prosecuting felons who illegally possess firearms.”
Sentencing is scheduled for December 9, 2021. Under federal law, Jones is facing a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The Paducah Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth A. Hancock is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Cristy Crockett, paralegal.
18:922G - FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM AND AMMUNITION
18:922G - FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM
Outcome: Defendant Jermaine Tyrone Jones was arraigned on 8/9/2021 as to the Superseding Indictment filed at Docket # 68 prior to the jury trial. On 8/10/2021 the jury announced to the Court that it had reached a unanimous verdict. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty as to Count 1 in the Superseding Indictment. Sentencing set for 12/9/2021 at 11:30 AM in Paducah Courtroom before Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell. cc:counsel (KJA) (Entered: 08/11/2021)