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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Louisiana
Ronald C. Gathe, Jr., United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, August 26, 2022

Baton Rouge Man Indicted in Federal Court for Kidnapping, Carjacking, Using and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

A federal grand jury recently returned a four-count indictment charging Treston Isiah Bickham, age 30, of Fluker, Louisiana, with kidnapping, carjacking, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the indictment, on June 24, 2022, Bickham carjacked and kidnapped the victim. During the commission of these crimes, Bickham used a firearm which he was prohibited from possessing as he was previously convicted of a felony.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Baton Rouge Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kristen L. Craig.

NOTE: An indictment is an accusation by a grand jury. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless adjudicated guilty at trial or through a guilty plea.

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