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Jonesborough Resident Sentenced to Serve 42 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm After a Felony Conviction

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. –Benjamin Harold Hall, 35, of Jonesborough, Tenn., was sentenced on Nov. 10, 2016, by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 42 months in federal prison. 

Hall pleaded guilty in June of 2016 to being a felon in possession of two firearms.  The firearms were discovered when he was arrested by officers, after an August 2015 domestic altercation at his residence in Jonesborough.  Federal law makes it a crime for anyone convicted of a felony to possess a firearm or ammunition.

Agencies involved in this investigation included the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney, J. Gregory Bowman, represented the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a comprehensive national strategy that creates local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws.  It provides more options to prosecutors, allowing them to utilize local, state, and federal laws to ensure that criminals who commit gun crime face tough sentences.  PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces. 


Updated November 10, 2016

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