Illegal Possession of Firearm Lands Shreveport Man in Federal Prison

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SHREVEPORT, La. Troy Lee Washington, 27, of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court, announced United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown. Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Washington today to 48 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm. Washington was indicted by a federal grand jury, and he pleaded guilty to the charge on June 8, 2022.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on July 27, 2021 when Washington was arrested for having an active arrest warrant through Louisiana Probation and Parole.  Officers with the Shreveport Police Department conducted a traffic stop of Washington’s vehicle on that date and during the stop, observed a pistol protruding from underneath his driver’s seat.  The firearm was seized by officers and found to be loaded with 19 rounds of ammunition in an extended magazine. It was later identified as a Glock .357 pistol and law enforcement agents found that it had been reported stolen. DNA taken from the pistol was tested and found to be a match with Washington’s DNA.

Washington has prior felony convictions, including six counts of simple burglary and nine counts of attempted simple burglary in 2016, and illegal possession of stolen things in 2014. These felony convictions prohibit him from possessing any firearm or ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Shreveport Police Department, and Louisiana Probation and Parole, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian C. Flanagan.

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