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Memphis Man Pleads Guilty In Officer Assault Case

Posted at 8:24 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 09:24:36-04

A Memphis man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal law enforcement officer in Nashville.

The U.S. attorney's office in Nashville said Anthony Allen of Memphis also pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations and has been facing more than a decade in prison when he’s sentenced later this year.

The prosecutor's office said in a news release that court documents indicate the events unfolded in July 2015 when FBI agents and Nashville police officers executed a search warrant at a Nashville home in a drug investigation.

Authorities said agents knocked on the door, and Allen opened it, pointing a semiautomatic pistol through the doorway and discharging it in the direction of agents before closing the door. The release said a short time later, Allen complied with commands, exited the home, and was taken into custody.