Convicted Felon Found Unconscious in Vehicle Flees Police Resulting in Crash and Federal Prison Time
SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Shreveport man was sentenced to 57 months in prison for illegally possessing two pistols after being convicted of a felony.
Terrell Kellum, 29, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the October 4, 2016 guilty plea, a member of the public informed law enforcement on November 6, 2015 that an individual was carrying two pistols near the intersection of Linwood and 70th Street in Shreveport. A Shreveport police officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, searched it and found two .380 caliber Lorcin Model L380 pistols. Kellum had been previously convicted of a felony and was 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 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 and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan S. Drucker prosecuted the case.