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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 17, 2020

Two Felons Sentenced for Possessing Firearms

Three-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two felons have been sentenced in United States District Court for illegal possession of firearms.

Three-Time Convicted Felon Sentenced

Angelo Demario Young, 30, of Shreveport, was sentenced on a federal firearms charge by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to 84 months (7 years) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, after being convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed with the court on June 11, 2019, Angelo Young recorded himself shooting a Glock .357 pistol at a shooting range in Shreveport and posted it to Facebook.com. Young has multiple prior felony convictions, including illegal possession of a stolen firearm (2009), possession with intent to distribute narcotics (2015), and possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon (2017). Federal law prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony to possess a firearm. The ATF conducted the investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten prosecuted the case.

Shreveport Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Crimes

Quinton Washington, 35, of Shreveport, was sentenced to 60 months (5 years) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. According to the guilty plea, on August 23, 2018, law enforcement agents executed an arrest warrant for Washington at a house in Caddo Parish. During the operation, law enforcement found Washington and a firearm inside the house. Washington has multiple prior felony convictions, both in Louisiana and Texas.

The ATF and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten prosecuted the case.

Each case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.

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