Thibodaux Man Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Violations 0f the Federal Gun Control Act

Published 9:30 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DONOVAN DIRON JOHNSON (“JOHNSON”), age 27, of Thibodaux, Louisiana was sentenced to imprisonment on September 29, 2021 in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey for being a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence found in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9).

According to court documents, on February 1, 2017, JOHNSON was found in possession of a Glock Model 22, .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine.

Judge Zainey sentenced JOHNSON to 24 months imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Thibodaux Police Department.

The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn McHugh.