Memphis, TN – Jenico Burrus, 29, has been sentenced to 105 months in federal jail for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm after a misdemeanor conviction for home violence. Appearing U.S. Legal professional Joseph C. Murphy Jr., introduced the sentence right now.
In keeping with info introduced in courtroom, on June 13, 2020, Memphis Law enforcement officials responded to an aggravated assault on Eastwind Drive. The sufferer suggested that she and Jenico Burrus had been in an argument when he pulled a black handgun from his waistband, pointed it at her and threatened to kill her. When regulation enforcement arrived, Burrus fled the scene by means of an residence advanced, jumped over a fence and threw the gun within the parking zone. Burrus was later discovered hiding behind a constructing close to W. Foronia Sq.. The gun recovered was a Glock .45 caliber pistol, loaded with one stay spherical within the chamber and 6 rounds within the journal.
Previous to his arrest, Burrus had an impressive warrant for home assault with bodily hurt, two prior felony convictions for aggravated assault in 2015, and two prior convictions for misdemeanor home violence in 2013. Because of his prior felony convictions, the defendant is prohibited by federal regulation from possessing firearms or ammunition.
On December 3, 2021, U.S. District Choose Thomas L. Parker sentenced Burrus to 105 months in federal jail to be adopted by three years supervised launch. There isn’t any parole within the federal system.
This case was investigated by the Memphis Police Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Undertaking Protected Neighborhoods (PSN) Activity Pressure. The Undertaking Protected Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative is a program bringing collectively all ranges of regulation enforcement and the communities they serve to cut back violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. In 2017, PSN was reinvigorated as a part of the Division’s renewed give attention to concentrating on violent criminals, directing all U.S. Legal professional’s Workplaces to work in partnership with federal, state, native and tribal regulation enforcement, and the local people to develop efficient, domestically primarily based methods to cut back violent crime.
Assistant U.S. Legal professional Raney Irwin prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.