Jeffery Stock placed on federal supervision for life

Jeffery Stock placed on federal supervision for life

Jeffery Lee Stock (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office) Jeffery Lee Stock (source: Cocke County Sheriff's Office)
Megan Maxwell (source: family) Megan Maxwell (source: family)

GREENEVILLE (WATE) - A Cocke County man who pleaded guilty last month to the killing of a Newport teen and dumping her body in 2009 was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

Jeffery Lee Stock, 44, took a plea bargain deal for reduced charges of second-degree murder, arson, and theft in exchange for admitting to the murder and rape of Megan Maxwell. He will serve 18 years in state prison under terms of that deal.

Stock was given a 46-month prison sentence Wednesday by U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer. The sentence stems from a guilty plea after a federal grand jury indicted Stock on charges of interstate travel and failure to register as a convicted sex offender.

Under his plea agreement, Stock, gets credit for time served on a federal sex offender registration charge.

Stock faces no time on supervised release by the state court judicial system, but Judge Greer ordered Stock to serve lifetime supervised release by the federal court system once he is released from state prison.

Judge Greer said Stock was highly likely to commit future offenses and exhibited a profound lack of respect for the law.

Maxwell was 19 years old when she disappeared on April 26, 2009. Her burnt car was found a short time later near Del Rio, but her body wasn't found until November 2010.

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