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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jeffery Stock Sentenced To 46 Months In Federal Prison For Sex Offender Registration Crime

Stock placed on federal supervised release for life

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jeffery Lee Stock, 44, of Newport, Tenn., was sentenced on February 27, 2013, to serve 46 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Stock previously pleaded guilty to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with interstate travel and failure to register as a convicted sex offender.

In January 2013, Stock pleaded guilty in state court in Cocke County, Tenn., to second-degree murder, arson, and theft relating to the disappearance of Megan Maxwell. Under the terms of the plea agreement Stock negotiated with the district attorney general, to serve a term of 18 years in state prison at 100%, with credit for time served since he was arrested on the federal sex offender registration charge and credit for any time he will serve on the federal violation.

Under the Cocke County judgment, Stock faces no time on supervised release by the state court judicial system. Judge Greer ordered Stock, whom he described as highly likely to commit future offenses and exhibiting a very profound lack of respect for the law, to serve lifetime supervised release by the federal court system upon his release from state court prison.

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Stock was the result of an investigation conducted by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Smith represented the United States.

William C. Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, stated, “This is a very good example of federal and state law enforcement authorities working together to maximize protection to local communities. Because of the negotiated plea agreement Stock is now on federal supervised release for the remainder of his life, reducing the chances that he will victimize other young women again.”

Updated March 18, 2015