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Ball felon sentenced to nearly three years in prison for possessing revolver

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

ALEXANDRIA, La. Terrence Taylor, 38, of Ball, Louisiana, was sentenced last week to 34 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.  He was also sentenced Friday to three years of supervised release. 

According to the guilty plea, when Alexandria police officers approached Taylor’s vehicle on August 12, 2017 at a local park, they noticed the handle of a firearm under the armrest of the driver’s seat, and later identified the firearm as a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, which was loaded with six rounds.  A warrant check revealed that Taylor had outstanding warrants for probation violations and he was arrested at the scene.  Taylor is a felon who has previously been convicted of forcible rape, illegal use of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.  As a felon, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm and ammunition.  He pleaded guilty on October 30, 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 Jamilla A. Bynog prosecuted the case.

Updated March 11, 2019

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