Nashville Man Facing Federal Gun Charge After Pointing Pistol at MNPD Officers
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Jotez Anderson, 27, of Nashville, already jailed for aggravated assault on two police officers, has now been charged federally with being a convicted felon in possession of a pistol.
A criminal complaint filed in United States District Court alleges that on June 3, 2020, two MNPD officers responded to a call on 18th Avenue North regarding a person with a gun. When the officers arrived, they saw Anderson and another individual outside a home and in a heated argument. The officers heard someone yell “he’s got a gun,” and then saw Anderson run toward the rear of the house. While the officers were pursuing Anderson, they noticed a firearm in his hand. During this encounter and on two separate occasions, Anderson pointed the firearm at each officer and was fired upon by police.
When Anderson was taken into custody after evading officers, he was found to have a gunshot wound to the hand. A bloody Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine was recovered from the house where Anderson fled during the encounter.
Anderson had previously been convicted of attempted first-degree murder in Davidson County Criminal Court and received a sentence of 15 years. He was on parole at the time of this incident.
If convicted on the gun charge, Anderson faces up to 10 years in federal prison.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives assisted in this investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Rob McGuire is prosecuting the case.