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Shreveport man sentenced to more than 7 years in prison for possessing an assault rifle after felony convictions

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

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Shreveport man was sentenced Monday to 86 months in prison for possessing an assault rifle and ammunition after being convicted of multiple felonies.

Cori Yarborough, 41, 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 September 25, 2014 guilty plea, Shreveport Police responded to a complaint on May 3, 2014 that someone was driving in a van with an assault rifle.  Police stopped Yarborough’s vehicle and found a Colt rifle, model M4, .223 caliber, and ammunition.  After examining the rifle, police found that it had been reported stolen.  Yarborough has multiple felonies including simple robbery in 1992, aggravated battery in 1997, and attempted burglary of an inhabited dwelling in 2012.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative designed to reduce firearm crimes by removing dangerous and persistent felons from the community and promote firearm safety.

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

Updated September 1, 2015

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