Shreveport man sentenced for illegally possessing a gun

Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport man has been sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Wednesday that 40-year-old Lee Antonio Dunlap, who is also known as Ra El Bey, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to information presented to the court at the guilty plea hearing for Dunlap, on or about May 17, 2019, a Shreveport Police pulled Dunlap over near the intersection of Line Ave. and Olive St. When the officer approached Dunlap’s car he noticed a gun in plain view on the passenger seat. The gun was seized and determined to be loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition.

Dunlap was previously convicted of a felony offense and knew that he was not allowed to possess a weapon.

Dunlap’s previous convictions are for:

  • Possession with intent to distribute marijuana – 2014
  • Possession or introduction of contraband into a penal institution – 2011
  • Simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling – 2007
  • Simple arson – 2000

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