A former Covington police officer was found guilty last week of official misconduct and misuse of official information, while a third charge of criminal responsibility was dismissed.
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 that 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 that the son, who is now 42, 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. Acording to the TBI, 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 Nov. 5, 2012, the Tipton County Grand Jury returned indictments for Jack Hall III.
Sentencing is Sept. 15. Hall remains out on bond until his sentencing.