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Fleeing Felon Pleads Guilty To Possessing A Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Dominick Yvon Louissaint (19, Lake Mary) has pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Louissaint faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, Louissaint has previously been convicted of felonies on three occasions, including robbery and firearms offenses. On January 24, 2024, officers with the Sanford Police Department responded to a call about a suspected burglary. The officers encountered Louissaint at the scene and ordered him to show his hands. Instead, Louissaint attempted to flee from the officers and was later apprehended. The officers located a loaded Taurus pistol concealed in Louissaint’s pant leg and a box of ammunition in his pocket. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.  

As a result of his plea, Louissaint will forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with valuable assistance from the Sanford Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Richard Varadan.

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.

Updated June 20, 2024

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