Shreveport man headed back to prison after pleading guilty to possessing firearm


Johnny Dewayne Young of Shreveport, La. (Source Caddo Correctional Center Public Police Record)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport man with a felony record is headed back to prison for two years after he was busted with a loaded gun during a traffic stop.

Johnny Dewayne Young, Jr, 60, was sentenced Tuesday to 48 months in prison and 3 years’ probation after pleading guilty to the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Federal prosecutors said Young admitted to Caddo Parish deputies during a June 2020 traffic stop that he did not have a driver’s license or a state identification card, nor had he ever possessed one. They say he also admitted that a loaded firearm was in the vehicle and after a brief search, deputies found and seized the weapon.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Young knew he was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition, noting his lengthy criminal history that includes previous convictions for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, burglary, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, aggravated battery, possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated flight from an officer.

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