Felon Who Shot At State Trooper Sentenced To 210 Months In Federal Prison

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A 22-year-old man with a felony record has been sentenced to serve 210 months in federal prison after shooting at a state trooper.

Derrick Dakota Kitzmiller, 22, of Gray, Tn., was sentenced by Judge J. Ronnie Greer.

Kitzmiller pleaded guilty in February 2014, to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

        During the sentencing hearing Judge Greer found that Kitzmiller used firearms purchased in December 2012 to shoot at a trooper in January 2013, in Washington County.  Jennifer Russell, who was also present at the shootout, pleaded guilty to buying the guns for Kitzmiller and is awaiting sentencing on Aug. 4.  Kitzmiller still faces related charges in the Criminal Court of Washington County.
 
        The indictment and subsequent conviction of  Kitzmiller was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division (THP-CID). Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Reeves represented the United States.
 
        U.S. Attorney Bill Killian praised the investigative work of the ATF and THP-CID. He said,  “This case highlights the dangers faced by law enforcement officers as a result of felons possessing firearms.   The U.S. Attorney’s Office will continue to aggressively prosecute individuals who possess firearms illegally.   We are all grateful that the state trooper involved in this incident was not killed or seriously injured.” 
 
                    
 

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