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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Tennessee

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 30, 2017
D. Michael Dunavant
, United States Attorney
Contact: Cherri Green

Man Sentenced to 9 Years Imprisonment for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Assaulting a Jackson Police Officer

Jackson, TN – Jeremy Seville Hall was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on December 26, 2016, an officer with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) conducted a traffic stop on a silver Kia Spectra that had a non-functioning driver’s side brake light. During the stop, the defendant, a backseat passenger in the vehicle, was found to have active warrants for his arrest. Hall opened the rear left passenger door and fled the area on foot while wearing a backpack.

The police officer gave chase and attempted to take Hall into custody. He assaulted the officer, putting him in a chokehold and attempted to flee while emptying the contents of the backpack. When additional officers arrived on the scene, they obtained control of Hall. Officers then noticed a Glock 27, .40 –caliber pistol on the ground at Hall’s feet. A search of Hall’s person, revealed two additional .40 caliber rounds of ammunition in the right front pocket of his pants. The firearm had been reported stolen from Brownsville, TN., on February 28, 2016.

United States Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "By collaborating with our law enforcement partners we will use every available resource to ensure the safety of our citizens. If you choose to illegally possess firearms anywhere within the 22-counties of the Western District of Tennessee, you will be met with aggressive and unrelenting federal prosecution. The professionals in the U.S. Attorney’s Office along with law enforcement partners are committed to aggressively removing individuals from our communities that commit these and other horrific crimes. This is our mission. Gun Crime is Max time."

On November 27, 2017, the Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, Chief United States District Court Judge, sentenced Hall to 9 years imprisonment and 3 years supervised release to begin after his incarceration. His sentence included a sentencing enhancement for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the offense.

"The Jackson Police Department is committed to working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our federal partner law enforcement agencies to continue to target violent individuals who commit crimes with guns. If you commit a crime in Jackson with a firearm that violates federal laws, you can expect to face the consequences."

The Jackson Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who have all worked jointly to address gun-related crimes through aggressive investigation and prosecution, investigated this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Eskridge is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.

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