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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 10 Years on Gun Charge

Jackson, TN – Tommarion Latrez Williams, 28, has been sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for 
being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Kevin G. Ritz, United States Attorney, announced the 
sentence today.

According to the information presented in court, on February 11, 2020, at approximately 10:45 p.m., 
officers with the Bolivar Police Department were dispatched to a disturbing the peace call at E. 
Margin St. in Bolivar. After responding to the scene, one of the officers knocked on the front door 
while another officer walked to the back of the residence. The officer that went to the rear of the 
home heard people talking inside the residence and they appeared to be arguing.

That officer then stepped off the porch and began walking toward the north side of the residence to 
speak with his fellow officers about what he had observed, when he heard someone open the back 
door. The officer pointed his Taser in that direction and observed a man, later identified as the 
defendant, Tommarion Latrez Williams, walk through the back door onto the porch with a gun aimed at 
him. The officer determined that it was too late to draw his firearm, so he deployed his Taser at 
Williams, and Williams fired his gun directly at the officer. Fortunately, Williams did not hit the 
officer with his fired round.

Officers were soon able to subdue Williams and placed him in custody. Williams' firearm was located 
next to a tree in the backyard. The gun, a Taurus Model PT-111 Millenium Pro, 9mm pistol, was 
reported stolen during an automobile burglary in Bolivar on August 16, 2016.

A check of Williams' criminal history revealed that he is a convicted felon.  On May 8, 2013, 
Williams was previously convicted of aggravated burglary in Madison County, Tennessee, and he was 
convicted of the same offense in Hardeman County, Tennessee, on May 24, 2017. As a result of his 
prior felony convictions, Williams is prohibited from
possessing firearms and ammunition under federal law.

An ATF agent conducted an analysis of Williams' firearm and determined that it was
manufactured outside the state of Tennessee.

On April 7, 2022, Williams pled guilty to being a convicted felon-in-possession of a firearm in 
violation of federal law.

On October 19, 2022, United States District Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Williams to 120 months' 
imprisonment -- the highest sentence allowed by law for this offense -- to be followed by three 
years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the Bolivar Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(FBI), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Assistant United States Attorney Josh Morrow prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.


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Contact Public Information Officer Cherri Green at 901-544-4231 or cherri.green@usdoj.gov. Follow @ WDTNNews on Twitter for office news and updates.
 

Updated October 26, 2022