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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –TEDDY NATHAN, age 25, a resident of New Orleans,  pleaded guilty on February 20, 2024, before United States District Judge Susie Morgan to violating the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court records, NATHAN, armed with an AR-15 rifle loaded with over 25 rounds, entered a daycare in Central City where several small children were sleeping. The staff got him out of the building and called the police. NATHAN fled as the police approached but was quickly apprehended. The police found the AR-15 on the front seat of a vehicle located where NATHAN stood before he ran. Records checks revealed that NATHAN’s criminal history includes felony convictions for aggravated assault with a firearm, purse snatching, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.      

Judge Morgan set sentencing for June 4, 2024. If the Court determines that NATHAN is an Armed Career Offender, he will face a mandatory minimum of 15 years up to life imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 5 years of supervised release. If he is not an Armed Career Offender, he will face up to 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release. Under either scenario, NATHAN must pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police. It is being prosecuted by Senior Litigation Counsel, David Haller.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 22, 2024

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