Justin Jerome sentenced For 2019 Stand Off With Police

Justin Jerome sentenced For 2019 Stand Off With Police

235 Months In Federal Prison For Nashville Man, Justin Jerome Jones Following 2019 Stand Off With Police

NASHVILLE, TE (STL.News) February 25, 2021 – Justin Jerome Jones, 33, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William L. Campbell Jr., to 235 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Jones was charged on February 7, 2018, after residents of the Tony Sudekum public housing neighborhood called police when they saw Jones outside a residence, arguing with his 11-year-old daughter, before firing several gunshots into the ground near the young girl.  When officers from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) arrived, Jones barricaded himself inside an apartment.  MNPD S.W.A.T. officers, as well as federal agents, responded to the scene and Jones then repeatedly fired at the officers.  One round struck an MNPD officer.  After several hours, Jones exited the apartment and was immediately taken into federal custody.

A search warrant was then executed at the apartment and officers recovered several spent shell casings, a cocked .357 caliber revolver; a .38 caliber revolver; and parts from a 9mm pistol.  Additional firearms parts and boxes of ammunition were also recovered from the apartment the following day. 

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