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Gibson County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for being a Convicted Felon Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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

Jackson, TN – Jonathan Lynn Luten, 40, has been sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. Attorney, D. Michael Dunavant announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on January 14, 2015, officers with the Trenton Police Department were advised that Luten had committed an armed robbery and fled in a vehicle. The investigating officers were given a description of the vehicle, which was located a short time later. Luten fled from the vehicle and after a foot pursuit was apprehended. During the chase Luten abandoned a .22 caliber revolver which officers later recovered and Luten admitted to possessing.

Because of his previous violent felony convictions, Luten was determined to be an armed career criminal and subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 180 months. On November 7, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Luten to 180 months in federal prison followed by 2 years supervised release.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "Convicted felons who possess firearms are an inherent danger to community, and in this case, Luten was an armed career criminal who continued to commit senseless gun violence despite his prior felony conviction history. There is and ought to be a significant consequence for such recidivist criminal behavior, and this sentence is just punishment for such violent victimization of an innocent citizen."

This case was investigated by the Trenton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This case was prosecuted by the Eastern Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated November 18, 2019