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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 100 Months Imprisonment for Possessing Stolen Firearm

Memphis, TN – Louis Driver, 43, of Lauderdale County, has been sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on January 27, 2017, Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office received information that Louis Driver was involved in a burglary in which several firearms were stolen. Law enforcement conducted an investigation that led them to Driver’s residence. After receiving consent to search the residence, investigators located Driver in a bedroom. Upon searching the bedroom, investigators located a Heckler & Koch .45 caliber pistol, loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition, which was stolen during the burglary. Driver, who was on parole at time he committed this offense, admitted to possessing the firearm.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "This defendant has a long criminal history of felony and misdemeanor convictions involving violence, drug possession, and property damage, and was on parole for felony drug offenses when he was found in possession of a stolen firearm from a home burglary. Mr. Driver has devoted his adult life to a career of criminal conduct in Lauderdale County, and that prior history has finally caught up with him. This sentence removing him from the community for more than 8 years will make Lauderdale County and West Tennessee a safer place."

This case was investigated by the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Updated July 11, 2018