Amos Patton Named in Nine-Count Indictment Following Shooting at Millington National Guard Center
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 30, 2013|
MEMPHIS, TN—Amos Patton, 42, of Cordova, Tennessee, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on nine counts related to a shooting at the Tennessee Army National Guard Recruiting Center in Millington, Tennessee, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton, III; Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation A. Todd McCall; and Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Michael C. Cote.
Patton is charged with four counts of unlawfully attempting to kill Major WJC, Sergeant Major RRM, Lieutenant Colonel HLB, and Sergeant Major CTC while they were in performance of their official duties. Patton is also charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon on each of the four individuals and further charged with one count of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
If convicted, Patton could receive up to 20 years in prison for each charge of unlawfully attempting to kill and up to 20 years for each assault charge. He also could receive a minimum of 10 years for the firearms charge. There is no parole in the federal system. This case is being investigated by the FBI and the NCIS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Godwin is representing the government.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.