Convicted Felon Faces Federal Gun Charge After Allegedly Pointing Pistol at Nashville Police


Authorities have arrested yet another convicted felon in Nashville and charged him with allegedly possessing a gun.

Per the law, convicted felons may not have firearms.

Officials charged Jotez Anderson, 27, with possessing a firearm even though he’s a convicted felon.

This is a federal charge.

“A criminal complaint obtained Friday, alleges that on June 3, 2020, two officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department 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 the home and in a heated argument,” a statement from Metro Nashville officials said.

“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, before being fired upon by both officers.”

Anderson continued to evade the officers until a K-9 arrived. Anderson surrendered, and authorities said he had a gunshot wound to the hand. They also recovered a bloody, Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine. Authorities recovered it from the house where Anderson fled, the press release said.

“Anderson had previously been convicted of the offense of attempted first degree murder in Davidson County Criminal Court and received a sentence of 15 years,” according to the press release.

“He was on parole at the time of this incident. If convicted, Anderson faces up to 10 years in prison.”

As The Tennessee Star reported in May, Jamontez Deshun Howse, whom Nashville Police described as “a dangerous felon with a gun” allegedly tried to carjack a woman in Nashville. Police later arrested the suspect. Authorities later jailed him on charges of attempted carjacking, theft of a Cadillac Escalade, and theft of a .45 caliber loaded semi-automatic pistol that he allegedly dropped moments before his arrest.

Also as reported in May, Denevie K. Bell, an ex-convict in Tennessee, allegedly robbed and shot a 55-year-old man before law enforcement officials arrested him.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]




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2 Thoughts to “Convicted Felon Faces Federal Gun Charge After Allegedly Pointing Pistol at Nashville Police”

  1. 83ragtop50

    There are very strong federal laws about this but they are hardly ever prosecuted to the extent possible. I guess that is criminal justice “reform” in action.

  2. Bruce

    Life sentence please!