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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Zwolle Man Sentenced To Three Years In Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Charge

SHREVEPORT, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that David Earl Sepulvado Jr., 33, of Zwolle, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for one count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  He pleaded guilty September 25, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, on February 22, 2013, Deputy U.S. Marshals located and arrested Sepulvado in Shreveport on arrest warrants issued by the Kaufman County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office for aggravated robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.  At the time of his arrest, Sepulvado was found in possession of a .380 caliber pistol and ammunition.  He had prior felony convictions for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in the presence of controlled dangerous substances in Sabine Parish in 2008.          

The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, Louisiana State Probation and Parole Office, the Kaufman County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.  Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide program started in 2001 designed to reduce violence by aggressively enforcing existing federal firearms la

Updated January 26, 2015