For Immediate Release
Friday, July 14, 2017
, United States Attorney
Lawrence J. Laurenzi
Contact: Cherri Green
Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Field Division: Nashville Field Division
Jackson, TN – Caricus Hendrix, 30, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on August 8, 2016, investigators with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot of Pandora’s Box blocking the flow of traffic. When investigators approached the vehicle, Hendrix admitted that he had an open container of alcohol and that a firearm was in the center console of the vehicle.
A search of Hendrix revealed "Molly" or ethylone. The firearm, a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, was found to be stolen out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
On July 12, 2017, the Honorable J. Daniel Breen sentenced Hendrix, who had three prior serious drug offense convictions, as an Armed Career Offender to 15 years’ confinement and a total of 3 years supervised release to begin after his incarceration.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Jackson Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who have all worked jointly to address gun-related crimes through aggressive investigation and prosecution. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Eskridge prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.