A Shreveport man will serve six years in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after being convicted of a felony.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 39-year-old Eric Dwayne Williams was sentenced on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit the firearm and ammunition seized during the investigation.

According to the October 10, 2014, guilty plea, Williams was arrested by deputy U.S. Marshals and Shreveport police officers with the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force in June 2014 on a warrant from California for a sex offender registration violation. Further investigation revealed Williams was in possession of a Glock, model 27, .40 caliber pistol and ammo.

It was unlawful for Williams to possess the firearm because he had previously been convicted of nine felony charges in California, including failure to register as a sex offender, second degree burglary and receiving stolen property.


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