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Monday, September 21, 2009

Department of Justice

United States Attorney James R. Dedrick Eastern District of Tennessee


DEL RIO RESIDENT JEFFREY LEE STOCK PLEADS GUILTY TO VIOLATION OF FEDERAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION ACT

Indiana convicted sex offender violated Adam Walsh Act

[GREENEVILLE, Tenn] -Jeffery Lee Stock, 41, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, and a current resident of Del Rio, Tennessee, pled guilty on Monday, September 21, 2009, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville, to violating the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Sentencing has been set for 9:00 a.m., February 1, 2010, in United States District Court in Greeneville.

Stock faces a maximum term of ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of life, and a special mandatory assessment of $100. He remains in federal custody pending sentencing.

Stock was convicted in Indiana in 1998 on two counts of sexual battery and was subject to registration under Indiana law for the remainder of his life. He traveled from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Knoxville on August 12, 2008, without notifying law enforcement authorities in Indiana or Tennessee, in violation of state laws for both states. He was arrested by the Knoxville Police Department on October 9, 2008, on drug charges and registered with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation at that time.

On July 9, 2009, a one-count indictment was returned against Stock by a federal grand jury sitting in Greeneville, Tennessee. This indictment was the result of an ongoing investigation by the United States Marshals Service, Cocke County Sheriff’s Department, Newport Police Department and the District Attorney General for the Fourth Judicial District. Assistant United States Attorney Helen Smith represented the United States.

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