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Career Criminal Sentenced to 200 Months for Felony Possession of Five Firearms

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


Memphis, TN A 46-year-old Millington man with multiple felony convictions has received 200 months imprisonment for threatening to kill a repossession agent with a firearm.

On December 27th, 2012, Kendall Joy placed a loaded Military-style .44 Magnum to the head of Derrick Jones as he attempted to repo Joy’s girlfriend’s vehicle. Jones, along with two colleagues, Kenneth Minor and Jerickan McCracklin, were at Millington Oaks Apartments to repossess a 2005 GMC Envoy from Jasmine Warren when the incident occurred.

According to trial testimony, Jones was in the process of loading the vehicle onto the bed of his wrecker when Joy exited his apartment with a woman, demanding Jones to release the vehicle. Joy told the accompanying woman to get his gun. When she returned with the firearm, Joy grabbed and cocked it, and pointed it at the victims. "Drop my vehicle or I’ll kill you," he reportedly stated. Concerned for their safety, Minor and McCracklin fled the area on foot, but Jones remained at the location with his wrecker. Joy pointed the firearm at Jones’ head and said, "I promise I will kill you right now, if you don’t let this truck go." Joy then ordered Jones not to move while he disconnected the vehicle himself. After the woman with Joy got inside of the vehicle and drove away, Joy retreated into his apartment and barricaded himself inside.

Officers were dispatched to Millington Oaks and, upon arrival, ordered Joy to either allow access into his home or exit the residence. Refusing to comply with their requests, officers forcefully entered Joy’s apartment and detained him at gunpoint.While inside, law enforcement discovered three small girls hiding in a bedroom. The little girls advised officers that multiple firearms were located throughout the residence. After obtaining a state search warrant, the officers were able to seize the firearm Joy used to threaten Jones, along with additional guns, including an AK-47-styled assault rifle, .25 caliber pistol, 12-gauge shotgun, as well as a stolen 9mm pistol. High-capacity magazines for the assault rifle and 9mm were also seized during the search, along with an assortment of ammunition for the 12-guage, .44 Magnum, and .25 caliber.

Joy has an extensive criminal history. Between 1987 and 2011, he was convicted of criminal offenses 34 times.

Charged with five counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, today Joy was sentenced to 200 months and five years of supervised release by Judge S. Thomas Anderson.

This case was investigated by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Millington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys David Biggers and Damon Griffin represented the government in this case.

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Updated June 16, 2015