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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Stephanie A. Finley
, United States Attorney

Shreveport Man Sentenced to 105 Months in Prison for Possessing a Rifle After Being Convicted of a Felony

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a Shreveport man was sentenced to 105 months in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony.

Daranski M. Wynder, 33, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the August 10, 2015 guilty plea, Shreveport police officers responded to a 911 call on January 6, 2015 reporting that there was a man standing outside his residence with a rifle. Wynder was found at this residence with rifle bullets in his pocket. Police also found a 7.62 by 39 mm rifle and ammunition in his residence. Wynder was convicted in the 26th Judicial District Court in Webster Parish for monetary instrument abuse in 2011. He was also convicted in the First Judicial District Court in Caddo Parish for attempted felon in possession of a firearm in 2005 and for simple burglary in 2001.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, 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 the Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted the case.

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