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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Convicted Felon Sentenced To 15 Years For Illegal Possession Of Firearms

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Walt Green announced that MICHAEL WAYNE DAVIS, JR, age 27, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson to serve 180 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release after imprisonment. The sentence results from DAVIS’S conviction for possession of firearms by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922.

On February 9, 2012, Baton Rouge Police Officers found DAVIS and the firearms in a bedroom of the house they had entered to execute an arrest and search warrant.

At sentencing, Judge Jackson noted DAVIS’S extensive criminal history, including his prior convictions for burglary and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, Judge Jackson found DAVIS to be an armed career criminal and subject to a mandatory sentencing enhancement.

This matter was investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lyman E. Thornton III.