SHREVEPORT, La. - United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Quinterrius D’Lon Brown, 20, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. to 24 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, on firearms charges.
Brown was charged in a federal indictment with illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment and pleaded guilty to the charge on September 7, 2021. According to evidence presented to the court, Brown was indicted in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, on November 18, 2020 and charged with one count of 2nd degree murder and two counts of aggravated criminal damage to property. He appeared in Caddo Parish District Court with his counsel on January 20, 2021, was arraigned on those charges and then released on bond.
On June 12, 2021, law enforcement agents received information that Brown was illegally in possession of firearms. Agents began searching for Brown and he was located outside of his girlfriend’s residence on Fairway Drive in Shreveport. After being read his Miranda rights, agents learned that Brown had purchased a handgun off the street a month earlier. A search warrant was obtained and executed at the residence and agents found a handgun in the master bedroom where Brown admitted to hiding it earlier that day. The firearm was analyzed by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and confirmed it to be a working firearm.
Brown knew he was under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year and knew he was prohibited from possessing any firearms or ammunition.
The case was investigated by the ATF and Shreveport Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Aaron Crawford.
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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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Western District of Louisiana