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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Jefferson Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TREVOIR JACKSON, age 38, a resident of Jefferson, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to one count of a two-count indictment charging possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to court documents, on April 20, 2016, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a shooting. As officers processed the scene, they observed a blood trail ending on the side of a raised house. The officers looked under the house and saw a loaded semi-automatic handgun. DNA analysis later determined that the blood on the firearm was JACKSON’S.  JACKSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan McLaren is in charge of the prosecution.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 11, 2018