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Monroe man sentenced to 60 months in prison for possessing firearm after felony convictions

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

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Monroe was sentenced 60 months in prison for possessing a revolver after having been convicted of felonies.

Roderick Johnson, 34, of Monroe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.  According to the June 3, 2015 guilty plea, Johnson was found to be in possession of a Rohm model RG38 .38 caliber revolver at his residence on Angela Drive in Monroe, while a Louisiana State Trooper was investigating another matter on October 17, 2014. A records check indicated that Johnson had several felony convictions and was on probation at the time the weapon was found.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative designed to reduce firearm crimes by removing dangerous and persistent felons from the community and promote firearm safety.

The ATF and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated November 30, 2015