Shreveport Gang Member Sentenced in Federal Court for Illegally Possessing a Firearm While Under Indictment on State Court Charge of Second Degree Murder
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Marcell Deangelo Lewis, 24, of Shreveport, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby on Monday and pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.
According to the guilty plea, on March 19, 2018, a Shreveport Police officer conducted a traffic stop on Lewis’ vehicle on Interstate 49 near Hollywood street for a speeding violation. After making contact with Lewis, the officer immediately smelled marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. The officer found a Colt, Model: Trooper MKIII, .357-caliber revolver loaded with six rounds in the center console and a Glock, Model: 23, .40-caliber pistol loaded with 21 rounds of ammunition on the passenger floorboard. Lewis claimed ownership of both firearms.
Lewis was convicted on December 12, 2018 in Caddo Parish District Court for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Under federal law, a felon is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Lewis faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing for Marcell Lewis is scheduled for September 12, 2019.
The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown is prosecuting the case.
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