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Press Release

Felon in Possession of a Firearm Sentenced to Federal Prison

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

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that District Judge John W. deGravelles sentenced TERRION JACKSON, a 24 year-old resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 87 months in federal prison following his conviction of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.  The Court further sentenced JACKSON to 3 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and ordered that the firearm be forfeited.

On February 5, 2018, a Baton Rouge Police Officer stopped JACKSON, who was driving a vehicle with an expired registration tag.  The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked JACKSON and his passenger to step out at which time JACKSON told the officer he had a gun under the driver’s seat.  The officer returned to the vehicle and recovered a loaded Canik55, 9mm pistol from underneath the driver’s seat, along with marijuana packaged for sale which JACKSON admitted belonged to him.

JACKSON has three prior felony convictions which prohibit him from possessing a firearm.  On May 31, 2016, in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court, JACKSON pled guilty to simple robbery, simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and aggravated burglary.

U.S. Attorney Fremin stated, “This is yet another step towards our goal of making our communities safer. Keeping guns out of the hands of violent felons is one of my office’s top priorities.  We will continue to aggressively pursue those who illegally possess firearms and use them to endanger the lives of other citizens. I appreciate the great work performed in this case by our prosecutors, the ATF, and the Baton Rouge Police Department.”

 “ATF New Orleans Field Division works every day with our partners to take the most violent offenders off our streets and put them behind bars where they belong,” said Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols. “ATF will continue working to keep our communities and our citizens safe from those who commit acts of violence.”

This matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Baton Rouge Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Thornhill. 

Updated March 19, 2019