A Kinsey teenager who pleaded guilty to firing on members of a federal task force in Dothan during an execution of an arrest warrant back in January has been sentenced to 12 years in a federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Jaccarlus Montrail Dawsey, 18, pleaded guilty in a federal court in March to one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers and one count of using, carrying, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to the U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. and U.S. Marshal Jessee Seroyer, Dawsey was sentenced Tuesday, July 2.

Dawsey’s federal case began when the United Stated Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) assisted the Houston County Sheriff’s Office with locating and apprehending Dawsey.

Dawsey was taken into custody Jan. 4, 2019, following an incident in which members of the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Dawsey near Post Oak Drive and Third Avenue in Dothan. Dawsey reportedly fired numerous shots in the direction of the officers. At least one officer fired back and Dawsey fled the scene. He was taken into custody following a brief foot chase.

Multiple state charges remain pending against Dawsey, including five counts of attempted murder.

The arrest warrant being served was in relation to a New Year’s Eve shooting in Kinsey.

The task force is composed of officers from the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Office, and other agencies, and assists in the service of high-risk warrants, among other activities.

Franklin thanks the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the Houston County District Attorney’s Office, the Dothan Police Department, and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric M. Counts and Curtis Ivy Jr. prosecuted the case.

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