Federal Jury Convicts Tennessee Man, Emory Q. Jackson Of Possessing A Firearm While Being A Convicted Felon
GREENEVILLE, TE (STL.News) Following a three-day trial in United States District Court in Greeneville, a jury convicted Emory Q. Jackson, 41, of Johnson City, Tennessee, of possessing a firearm while being a prohibited person, specifically a person having been a convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison.
Sentencing is set for February 28, at 9:00 am., before the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in United States District Court in Greeneville, Tennessee. Jackson faces a fifteen-year minimum mandatory and a maximum life sentence in prison pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA).
The evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Jackson possessed a firearm both on the streets of Johnson City and in a music video posted to Jackson’s Social Media Account, where he waved and pointed the firearm at the camera while rapping.
Acting U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton, III of the Eastern District of Tennessee, made the announcement.
The Johnson City Police Department led the investigation that resulted in the indictment and subsequent conviction of Jackson.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan L. Gomez and Andrew C. Parker represented the United States at trial.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a comprehensive national strategy that creates local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws. It provides more options to prosecutors, allowing them to utilize local, state, and federal laws to ensure that criminals who commit gun crime face tough sentences. PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces.