November 4, 2022

Federal Jury finds Defendant Guilty of Assault on Federal Law Enforcement Officer

Morgan Howard

After a three-day trial, a federal jury in Jackson returned a guilty verdict against a Jackson man for assault on a law enforcement officer and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

24-year-old De’Vadrick Markevin Booker, was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

The evidence at trial showed that on September 8, 2020, an ATF Agent responded to help Jackson Police Officers with an ongoing investigation of an exchange of gunfire in a residential area of the city. As the agent drove down a residential street in the area of the gunfire, Booker emerged and fired several gunshots into the agent’s car.

Booker is scheduled to be sentenced on February 1, 2022 and faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life. A federal district judge will determine the sentence after considering the U.S. sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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