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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Department of Justice

United States Attorney James R. Dedrick Eastern District of Tennessee


Lead Suspect in Cocke County Missing Person Case Charged with Failing to Register

[GREENEVILLE, TN] -On June 9, 2009, a federal grand jury in Greeneville indicted Jeffrey Lee Stock, 41, of Newport, Tennessee, of traveling in interstate commerce and failing to register as a sex offender. Stock, who is presently detained in the Grainger County Jail on charges placed by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, will be arraigned on the federal charges on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

If convicted, Stock faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years; a maximum term of supervised release of up to life; a maximum fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.

The indictment of Stock is the result of an investigation by the United States Marshals Service, the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith will represent the United States.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment constitutes only charges and that every person is presumed innocent until their guilt has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

For additional information, please contact United States Attorney Russ Dedrick, 865-545-4167, Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith, 423-823-5020, or Public Information Officer Sharry Dedman-Beard, 865-545-4167.

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