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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Department of Justice

United States Attorney James R. Dedrick Eastern District of Tennessee


JEFFERY LEE STOCK SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR ADAM WALSH ACT VIOLATION

GREENEVILLE, Tenn-- Jeffery Lee Stock, 41, of Del Rio, Tennessee, was sentenced to six years in prison, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, United States District Judge. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Stock on September 21, 2009, to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with being a convicted sex offender who traveled in interstate commerce without registering. He was also ordered to remain on federal supervised release for the remainder of his life. Stock has been in federal custody since June 18, 2009.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Stock was the result of an investigation conducted by the United States Marshals Service, working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Cocke County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Office and Newport, Tennessee Police Department. The Indiana Highway Patrol, Marion County, Indiana Sheriff’s Office, and Indiana Department of Corrections assisted in the investigation as well. Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith represented the United States.

James R. “Russ” Dedrick, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee observed that: “With the Adam Walsh Act, we are able to marshal the resources of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers across state lines to ensure the safety of communities from sex offenders who prey upon the most vulnerable members of those communities. This prosecution is an excellent example of the effective use of the Adam Walsh Act.”

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