Covington officer accused of buying gun from felon

Jack Hall, Photo: Tipton County Sheriff's Office.
Jack Hall, Photo: Tipton County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) - Investigators have charged a Covington police with officer after he allegedly bought a gun from a known felon.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Jack Hall Wednesday at his Covington home.

Hall was on medical leave when he tricked a police dispatcher into checking to see if the pistol he wanted to buy had ever been reported stolen, according to court records. Investigators say since Hall wasn't working when he made the call, he shouldn't have had access to that information.

Court records allege that Hall later bought a gun from a person he knew wasn't legally allowed to own weapon because they had been convicted of a felony.

Hall has been charged with misusing official information and failing to report that the felon had a gun.

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