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Date: 10-16-2020

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United States of America v. Dewayne Halfacre and Timothy Howell

Case Number: 3:19-cr-00048William L. Campbell, Jr


Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (Davidson County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Nashville, Tennessee

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Description: Nashville, Tennessee armed robbery criminal defense lawyer represented Dewayne Halfacre, age 45, and Timothy Howell, age 54, who were charged with for four armed robberies.

During a one-month period beginning on December 16, 2017, the pair robbed four convenience stores including the Mapco on Highway 70; the Delta Express on Old Hickory Boulevard on December 21; the Shell gas station on White Bridge Road on January 13, 2018, all in Nashville; and the Almaville Market in Arrington, Tennessee, on January 19, 2018. During each of these robberies, the defendants took cash from the register and other items and threatened the store employees with a box cutter during two robberies and a handgun during the others.

Court documents also indicate that in addition to the robberies above, Halfacre and Howell engaged in other criminal acts during this time period, including robbing an 81 year-old woman in Clarksville, Tennessee on December 16, 2017; attempted to break into the Family Market in Rockvale, Tennessee on January 16, 2018; burglarized Oldham’s Market in Hartsville, Tennessee on January 18, 2018; robbed a Mapco store in Ringgold, Georgia on January 22, 2018; and less than an hour later they attempted to burglarize Andy’s Market in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Later on January 22, 2018, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office located Halfacre and Howell in a vehicle parked at a funeral home. The pair then led law enforcement on a high speed chase before crashing the vehicle and fleeing into the woods. Howell was captured a short time later but Halfacre eluded authorities until the following day when he attempted to break into a house. When a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the break-in, he encountered Halfacre, who drew a handgun, pointed it at the deputy and threatened to kill him. Halfacre then took the deputy’s patrol car and fled as another deputy shot one of the vehicle’s tires. Another pursuit ensued and the patrol car was found crashed and abandoned a short time later.

Several days later, on January 26, 2018, after a large scale manhunt, Halfacre was tracked to an uninhabited house in Marion County and surrounded by law enforcement. Halfacre then contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), agreed to surrender, and was taken into custody.

On October 10, 2018, while being held at the Rutherford County Jail, Halfacre and another inmate assaulted a correctional officer and escaped custody. They stole a nearby vehicle and hid in abandoned houses for approximately 36 hours before being captured.

U.S. Attorney Cochran commended the work of the many law enforcement agencies involved in this case, including the FBI; the TBI; the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office; and Assistant U.S. Attorney Brooke K. Schiferle, who prosecuted the case.

Indictment 2/27/19: 18:1951(a) Conspiracy to commit robbery affecting commerce

Indictment 2/27/19: 18:1951(a) and 18:2 Robbery affecting commerce

Indictment 2/27/19: 18:1951(a) and 18:2 Robbery affecting commerce

Indictment 2/27/19: 18:1951(a) and 18:2 Robbery affecting commerce

Indictment 2/27/19: 18:1951(a) and 18:2 Robbery affecting commerce

Outcome: Halfacre:

Plea of guilty to Count 1,2,3,4, and 5 of the Indictment. Imprisonment for 200 months: What would have been a sentence of 232 has been adjusted, pursuant to U.S.S.G. 5G1.3, for the approximately 32 months defendant has served on the state sentence in Marion County Criminal Court Docket No. 10668 that will not be credited by the BOP. Remanded to custody. Three years supervised release, with conditions. $500 special assessment. $3,770.00 Restitution.


Plea of guilty to Counts 1-5 of the Indictment. Imprisonment for 151 months as to each count, to run concurrent, and to run concurrent with charges from Montgomery County, Tennessee, Ringgold, Georgia, and in Trousdale County Criminal Court, Hartsville, Tennessee, Docket No. 2018-CR-9. Remanded to custody. Three years supervised release as to each count, to run concurrent. $500 special assessment. $3,770 restitution, joint and several with co-deft Dewayne Halfacre, 3:19-00048-01.

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