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Ringgold man sentenced for possessing 11 firearms

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Ringgold man was sentenced to 63 months in prison for possessing 11 firearms and ammunition after being convicted of a felony.


Brady D. Alsup, 44, of Ringgold, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and must pay a $10,000 fine. According to the October 11, 2016 guilty plea, after receiving information that firearms were present on Alsup’s property, law enforcement agents conducted a search of his residence on October 14, 2015 and found six rifles, four shotguns, a revolver and assorted ammunition. The defendant was previously convicted in 2007 of a felony and is not allowed to possess a firearm.


This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and to reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.


The ATF conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated March 22, 2017

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