Convicted Felon Found Unconscious in Vehicle Flees Police Resulting in Crash and Federal Prison Time
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Deaunte D. Noyes, 29, of Shreveport, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to three and a half years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Noyes was also sentenced to three years of supervised release to follow imprisonment.
Shreveport police officers engaged in a chase on August 28, 2017 with a vehicle that had been reported stolen. After a high-speed pursuit, Noyes wrecked the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Upon searching the wrecked vehicle, officers found a Taurus, Model PT99, 9 mm-caliber pistol and ammunition that Noyes had placed under the seat. Noyes was previously convicted of attempted illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance and attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, both of which are felonies. According to federal law, Noyes is not allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on August 24, 2018, to illegally possessing the pistol.
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The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth D. Reeg prosecuted the case.