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New Orleans man sentenced for firearms and ammunition violation

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on that Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that Tyreet Journee, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced following his earlier plea of guilty to a one-count indictment. In the indictment, Journee is charged with possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

On January 29, 2020, the New Orleans Police Department arrested Journee, who was wanted by the department for aggravated assault with a firearm in violation of state law. Journee fled from officers who attempted to detain him. Once detained and arrested, a search of his person revealed that Journee possessed a .32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver in his pants pocket. Also, officers recovered a backpack observed in Journee’s possession. A search of the backpack revealed that Journee possessed a Century International Arms, Inc. model Romarm Cugir Draco, 7.62x39mm caliber, AK-47 pistol. Ammunition for both firearms was located inside of the backpack. Journee is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

United States District Court Judge Greg G. Guidry sentenced Journee to serve a term of imprisonment of seventy (70) months. The sentence will run concurrent with a sentence imposed by the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for a parole violation which Journee sustained while on parole for a state drug violation. Journee was placed on supervised release for a period of three (3) years. While a fine was not imposed, Journee was ordered to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brittany Reed of the Violent Crime/Strike Force Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.