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New Orleans Man Sentenced to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

NEW ORLEANS JARON MCCREE, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced on April 5, 2023, by U.S. District Court Ivan L.R. Lemelle to seventy (70) months incarceration, three (3) years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee after previously pleading guilty to possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to the court records, on February 15, 2022, New Orleans Police Department detectives had an outstanding arrest warrant for MCCREE and saw him near a store in the French Quarter. One of the detectives approached MCCREE who then fled on foot.

The detective chased MCCREE and observed as he discarded a firearm in a bush. MCCREE was then arrested.  Police later recovered a Glock model 17, nine-millimeter firearm, with an extended magazine, capable of holding thirty-one (31) rounds of ammunition, from the bush. Police also recovered twenty-eight (28) live rounds of ammunition.

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.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in this matter. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated April 18, 2023

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