New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on December 7, 2022, JARON MCCREE, age 27, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty as charged to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the public records, on February 15, 2022, New Orleans Police Department detectives set out to arrest MCCREE on an outstanding arrest warrant. On the same day, at approximately 4:51 PM, an NOPD detective observed MCCREE near a corner store located on St. Louis Street, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Upon seeing the officer, MCCREE fled on foot.
The detective gave chase and observed MCCREE throw a firearm into a bush. After MCCREE’s apprehension, police recovered a Glock Model 17, nine-millimeter firearm, with an extended magazine with a 31-round capacity from the bush. Police also recovered 28 live rounds of ammunition
MCCREE faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory assessment fee.
This case was investigated b the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel handled the prosecution.