MFD lieutenant charged with disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of a weapon


SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct Wednesday morning.

Just before 6:30 a.m., a Shelby County deputy stopped a vehicle going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone on Hacks Cross.

The deputy told the driver, 42-year-old Karl Jackson, to stay in his vehicle, but he didn’t comply and started shouting obscenities.

Additional deputies responded, and the driver tried to get out of his car again despite being told to stay inside.

Deputies searched his car and found a loaded Ruger 9mm and two loaded magazines, for which he has no handgun carry permit.

Jackson is also charged with speeding and financial responsibility.


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