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Magnolia man sentenced for felon in possession of a gun

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | Views: 1510

Magnolia man sentenced for felon in possession of a gun
From the United States Attorney

BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced today that District Judge John W. DeGravelles sentenced CORY CONRAD, a 30 year-old resident of Magnolia, Mississippi to 46 months in federal prison following his conviction of possessing a firearm by a convicted felon. The Court further sentenced CONRAD to 3 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment and ordered that the firearm be forfeited.

On March 16, 2018, Baton Rouge Police Officers stopped CONRAD, who was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. CONRAD was the only occupant of the vehicle. Upon stopping the vehicle, officers asked CONRAD to step out of the vehicle at which time CONRAD told the officers that he had a firearm in his lap. The firearm, a loaded Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield, 9mm semi-automatic pistol, serial number HKY3107, fell as CONRAD exited the vehicle, and the officers recovered it from the driver’s area of the vehicle.

CONRAD has five prior felony convictions which prohibit him from possessing a firearm.

On March 12, 2012, in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana, CONRAD pled guilty to simple burglary and attempted simple robbery. On March 25, 2008, in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana, CONRAD pled guilty to simple burglary. On March 20, 2007, in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court of Louisiana, CONRAD pled guilty to possession of Alprazolam. On July 18, 2011, in the Twenty-third Judicial District Court of Louisiana, CONRAD plead guilty to theft of a motor vehicle.

U.S. Attorney Fremin stated, “Our office takes seriously the issue of guns in the hands of career criminals. We will continue to work tirelessly with our federal, state and local partners to protect our district from chronic offenders. I want to thank our prosecutors, the ATF, and the Baton Rouge Police Department for their work on this case.”

This matter is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Baton Rouge Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica Thornhill.