16 people indicted for firearms offenses in NWLA

SHREVEPORT, La. - Sixteen people, including eight from Shreveport, have been indicted for firearms offenses by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Thursday that the indictments are part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.

The program has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Van Hook said, “Addressing violent crime is a priority of the Department of Justice. By consistently identifying the leading violent offenders in our communities and employing all available tools to hold them accountable, we will combat violent crime and make our communities safer. These indictments show our commitment to working aggressively toward this goal.”

Those indicted include:

  • Deontre D. Caldwell, 30, of Shreveport, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Terrence Terze Cochran, 19, of Shreveport, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Bryan D. Gates Jr., 18, of Shreveport, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Alvin Kincerely Law Jr., 30, of Shreveport, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Jeremy Moro, 40, of Minden, La., one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Ivory C. Myles, 28, of Shreveport, one count of interference with commerce by robbery, one count of kidnapping, one count of transportation for purpose of committing criminal sexual activity, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
  • Tramarciea Jovan Ruffins, 24, of Shreveport, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Xavier Breonte Strickland, 28, of Shreveport, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
  • Christopher De’Lanio Taylor, 30, of Homer, La., one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
  • Jason Brian Wallace, 33, of Shreveport, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictments of six other individuals remain sealed pending their arrest by law enforcement.

 

 


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