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St. louis city man sentenced on charges involving the assault of a federal officer

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December 17, 2013

St. Louis, MO - JAMES EDWARD JONES was sentenced to 20 years in prison.  Jones pled guilty in September to federal gun and assault charges involving the April 18, 2013, assault of a federal officer and selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer.  He appeared today before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.              

According to court documents, on April 15, 2013, Dwayne Crayton sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent.  Three days later on April 18, 2013, his brother Frederick Crayton and James Jones arranged to sell three firearms to an ATF undercover agent and two confidential informants.  During a struggle involving several firearms, Frederick Crayton assaulted the undercover agent in an attempt to rob the agent of the money that was to be used to buy the three firearms.

Frederick Crayton, St. Louis City, was sentenced to 168 months in prison on gun and assault charges involving the April 18, 2013, assault of a federal officer.  His brother Dwayne Crayton, also of St. Louis City, was sentenced to 32 months in prison on charges of selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer.  Both were sentenced on October 23, 2013, by United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.

This case was investigated by the Bureau Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan handled the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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