JACKSON – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained a guilty verdict in the case of a former police officer accused of misconduct.
At the request of 25th District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, TBI Special Agents began investigating Jack Shelton Hall III on July 17, 2012. During the course of the investigation, TBI Agents developed information the Covington Police Officer ran a stolen check on a handgun in the possession of his father, convicted felon Jack Hall, Jr. Agents further developed evidence the son knew his father was a felon and still allowed him to possess more than 20 firearms. Additionally, the officer ran the check on his father’s handgun while on Family Medical Leave Act and portrayed himself to be on-duty when he contacted Central Dispatch. Hall also purchased a firearm from his father, sold it to a dealer, and profited from allowing his father to remain in possession of the firearms.
On November 5, 2012, the Tipton County Grand Jury returned indictments for Jack Hall III. Last week, a Tipton County jury found the 42-year-old Covington man guilty of Official Misconduct and Misuse of Official Information. The judge dismissed a third charge of Criminal Responsibility and will sentence the former officer on September 15th. Hall remains out on bond until his sentencing.