For Immediate Release
Thursday, June 13, 2019
, United States Attorney
D. Michael Dunavant
Contact: Cherri Green
Humboldt Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Nashville Field Division
Jackson, TN – A Humboldt man has been sentenced to federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on March 25, 2018, Humboldt Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Ford Mustang for speeding. The occupants of the car where Damarcus Glenn, 19, Jordan Powell, 20, and two juveniles. The officer smelled marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. Under the driver’s seat where Damarcus Glenn was located was a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol. Under the front passenger seat, where a juvenile was sitting, was another .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol. The juvenile had 21.4 grams of marijuana in his possession and Jordan Powell had a 9mm pistol in his waistband.
The juveniles and Jordan Powell were not convicted felons. Glenn and Powell are members of the 83rd Criminal Gang. In his statement to law enforcement, Jordan Powell attempted to take possession of the two pistols, but could only describe the pistol in his waistband. Correctional officers advised agents that Glenn and Powell were trying to get a juvenile to take the gun charge because Glenn was a felon.
On April 17, 2018, the United States Marshals Service was serving an arrest warrant for Damarcus Glenn in Humboldt, TN for violation of probation. The renter of the apartment gave verbal consent for law enforcement to search the apartment. The U.S. Marshals located Damarcus Glenn and Jordan Powell in a bedroom. A 9mm Springfield Armory pistol was seen in plain view on the bed. The resident of the home denied ownership of the pistol as well. After both Powell and Glenn denied ownership of the gun, agents overheard Glenn and Powell speaking to each other through the jail cells in the Humboldt Police Department. An agent could hear Glenn trying to get Powell to take the charge for him.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: “Now more than ever, it is crucial that we remove firearms from dangerous and prohibited people, and remove violent gang offenders with firearms from our communities. This conviction and sentence demonstrates our commitment to use all of the laws provided by Congress to target and incapacitate violent gang members with guns before they pull the trigger.”
On June 11, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson sentenced Glenn to 46 months in federal prison followed by 3 years supervised release. Glenn also faces charges in Rutherford County for violation of probation and charges in Gibson County for attempted first-degree murder in a 2015 shooting incident.
This case was investigated by the Humboldt Police Department; 28th, 29th and 30th Judicial District West Tennessee Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary Lawler Parham prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.