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Alexandria felon sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing pistol

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. Terrance Duane King, 30, of Alexandria, was sentenced last week to a year and six months in prison by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  King was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release. 

According to the guilty plea, Alexandria police responded to drug related complaints on February 23, 2017 at an apartment complex on Sunset Drive.  As the officers approached a group of men standing between apartment buildings, King fled the area, took a pistol from his waistband and tossed it to the ground.  Officers arrested King and retrieved a firearm that was identified as a Springfield Armory, Model XD-40, .40-caliber pistol.  King is a convicted felon who was convicted on drug-related charges in 2009, 2011 and 2016.  Under federal law, as a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.  King pleaded guilty November 19, 2018. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The ATF and the Alexandria Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford is prosecuting the case.

Updated March 11, 2019

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