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.