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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
Brandon B. Brown, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Shreveport Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

SHREVEPORT, La. - United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Fredarius D. Jackson, 25, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote for being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Jackson was sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

On May 29, 2021, Jackson was arrested outside of a residence on Dove Street in Shreveport by officers with the Shreveport Police Department. During his arrest, officers found Jackson to be in possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol, a TNW Firearms ASR rifle with a 50-round drum magazine and other ammunition. At the time of Jackson’s arrest, he was serving a period of state probation for a felony offense and knew he was prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) examined and tested the firearms and found them to be operational.

The case was investigated by the ATF and Shreveport Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael T. Shannon.

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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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