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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Alexander C. Van Hook
, United States Attorney

Shreveport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

SHREVEPORT, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Demarcus Deandre Jackson, 32, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Donald E. Walter to 40 months (3 years, 4 months) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 10, 2020 charging Jackson following an incident that occurred on January 9, 2020. Jackson was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by officers with the Shreveport Police Department for a traffic violation. Officers found that Jackson had marijuana in his possession and placed him in handcuffs. While searching the vehicle, officers found a loaded semi-automatic pistol and Jackson admitted it belonged to him.

Jackson has previous felony convictions for attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a weapon (2006) and knew that it was illegal for him to possess a firearm. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge on October 8, 2020.

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert F. Moody prosecuted the case.

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 make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to

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