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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lafourche Parish Arrest Leads to Federal Grand Jury Indictment of a Prohibited Person Possessing a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SAMUEL RAY LUCK, age 40, a resident of Raceland, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

On January 21, 2005, LUCK was convicted in McLean County, Kentucky for a violation of Kentucky Revised Statue (KRS) 508.030, Assault in the Fourth Degree, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

If convicted, LUCK faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000.00, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.     

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

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.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.  It is being prosecuted by the Strike Force/Violent Crimes Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated June 28, 2018