Johnson City man facing state murder charge given 10 years in federal prison

Jamarcus Jackson

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) – A federal judge sentenced a Johnson City man facing a state murder charge to 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a Greeneville court release, Jamarcus Lavelle Jackson, 26, was sentenced by Judge J. Ronnie Greer Wednesday.

In March 2014, Johnson City Police Department officers responded to a shooting at a bar and restaurant, formerly known as The Battery, located in downtown Johnson City.

When officers arrived, Jackson was being held by a group of people. Several victims were found nearby suffering from gunshot wounds.

Witnesses identified Jackson as the shooter and told police they saw him leave the scene earlier, and returned minutes later to commit the shooting, according to the release.

Testimony at the trial revealed that Jackson had left to get the instant firearm from his vehicle, and when he started shooting, witnesses tackled him and removed the gun from his hand. JCPD officers arrested Jackson when they arrived on-scene.

One victim in the shooting, King University student DeShaun Greer, 24, died. Three other shooting victims have since recovered from their injuries.

Jackson will return to state court, where he faces first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment charges. He is scheduled to appear in Washington County Criminal Court on May 27.

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