VIOLENT FELON SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that BRYAN COMEAUX, age 26, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick to 42 months in federal prison as a result of his conviction for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon. The Court further sentenced COMEAUX to three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.
On November 11, 2017, in Baton Rouge, deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office stopped a black Dodge Challenger after it swerved across the center lane. For the safety of both the deputies and the driver, deputies asked COMEAUX who was the Challenger’s sole occupant, to exit the vehicle. Deputies saw in plain view a black semi-automatic pistol protruding from beneath the driver’s seat. Deputies took possession of the pistol, a Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter.
In 2015, COMEAUX was convicted of both conspiracy to commit second degree murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
U.S. Attorney Fremin stated, “We must enforce our nation’s gun laws to keep our law abiding citizens safe from those who present the greatest dangers. Armed convicted felons certainly fall into that category. I thank the hard working professionals who quickly resolved this important matter.”
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lyman E. Thornton III.