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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
Brandon Bonaparte Brown, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 26, 2024

Illegal Possession of Machine Gun Leads to Federal Prison for Shreveport Man

SHREVEPORT, La. — U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Juhntrayvious J. White, 20, of Shreveport, was sentenced today for illegally possessing a machine gun. U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter sentenced White to 60 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.  

According to information presented in court, on Sept. 9, 2022, a Shreveport Police Department officer stopped White for a traffic violation on Hearne Avenue. As the officer approached the vehicle, White took off at a high rate of speed, reaching a speed of over 100 mph in a 40-mph zone. The car stopped and White fled from the scene on foot and escaped. Officers found an Anderson Arms AM-15 equipped with an auto sear and White’s cell phone in the vehicle. White was later apprehended by law enforcement officers and admitted that he obtained the auto sear and converted the Anderson Arms AM-15 into a machine gun.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Shreveport Police Department and prosecuted by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook.

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.


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