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

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Shreveport man pleads guilty to possessing pistol after being arrested for a felony

SHREVEPORT, La. United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a pistol even though he was a convicted felon.

 

Alvin Kincerely Law Jr., 30, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, a Shreveport Police officer conducted a traffic stop on a red pickup truck Law was driving on June 26, 2017. Before the truck came to a stop, the officer saw a black object being tossed out of the driver’s side window. The firearm was later retrieved and was found to be a Lorcin, Mira Loma, CA, USA, model: L380, .380 caliber pistol. Law has a 2011 felony conviction for possession of marijuana, fourth offense and cannot legally possess a firearm.

 

Law faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of May 8, 2018.

 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safe for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Session announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

 

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated January 26, 2018