Man arrested in connection with the murder of Shreveport Police Officer Chateri Payne pleads guilty in federal court to firearms and drug charges
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U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Glenn Frierson, 38, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Local authorities arrested Frierson on January 15, 2019, in connection with the death of Shreveport Police Officer Chateri Payne.
According to the documents filed at the guilty plea, Shreveport police searched the defendant’s place of business on May 3, 2018. As police officers entered the business, Frierson placed a pistol on the restroom floor that opened into his barber stall. The officers found the Smith & Wesson, Model SD40, .40-caliber pistol, which was loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition. Frierson owned the pistol and carried it for protection when selling drugs. He was also found with 28 grams of pure methamphetamine, which was stored inside his backpack and inside of a hidden compartment of a false beverage container. Frierson also possessed a scale to weigh drugs.
Glenn Frierson was a convicted felon at the time he possessed the pistol. He pleaded guilty on May 4, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, eight of which were suspended. It is illegal under federal law for a convicted felon to possess a firearm or ammunition.
Frierson faces 10 years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and 20 years in prison for drug distribution. He also faces three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine. Hicks set sentencing for December 11, 2019.
The ATF and Shreveport Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cadesby B. Cooper is prosecuting the case.
Updated August 16, 2019