For Immediate Release
Chalmette Man Indicted for Federal Gun Offenses
NEW ORLEANS – On July 21, 2023, Tyree King, 33, a resident of Chalmette, Louisiana, was charged in Count 1 with being a felon in possession of a firearm in violation of Title 18 United States Code Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8). In Count 2, he was charged with possessing a machinegun in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(o) and 924(a)(2), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
If convicted of Count 1, King faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100. If convicted of Count 2, King faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, up to a $250,000 fine, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Dawkins of the Violent Crime Unit is in charge of the prosecution.