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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Shreveport felon sentenced to 24 months in prison for possessing pistol found at residence

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man previously convicted of a felony was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for possessing a pistol found in his residence.

Kenneth D. Mayweather, 21, of Shreveport, 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. According to the February 7, 2018 guilty plea, the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Street Level Investigative Unit searched a Shreveport residence August 3, 2017 during a drug investigation. Three males were taken into custody during the search with two apprehended in the backyard after attempting to flee the residence. Also during the search, law enforcement agents found a Glock, model 23, .40 caliber pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition. Mayweather admitted to owning the firearm and that he was not allowed to have one as he has a prior felony conviction.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The ATF and Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany E. Fields prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 31, 2018