Shreveport Man with Lengthy Criminal History Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Published 1:30 pm Sunday, November 14, 2021

SHREVEPORT, La. – Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Ronnie G. Reddix, 32, of Shreveport, Louisiana, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 120 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, on firearms charges.

Reddix was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm as the result of a high-speed pursuit that resulted in the discovery of his firearms. On or about December 12, 2020, an officer with the Shreveport Police Department observed Reddix and another individual rolling a marijuana cigar in a vehicle. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver did not stop, prompting a high-speed pursuit by law enforcement officers which lasted approximately ten minutes. When the car finally stopped, Reddix and other occupants exited the vehicle and fled the area. Officers observed a firearm fall from Reddix’s lap onto the ground as he exited the vehicle. He was caught and arrested after a brief foot pursuit. Officers recovered a second firearm on the ground along the path taken by Reddix during the foot pursuit. He admitted to possessing the firearms, both which were loaded with ammunition.

Reddix has a long list of previous felony convictions and knew he was prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition. His prior convictions are for simple burglary (2018); possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of narcotics (2017); two counts of simple burglary (2017); simple burglary (2014); illegal use of a weapon (2014); possession of a schedule IV narcotic (2014); domestic abuse battery (2011); and illegal use of a weapon from a motor vehicle (2009).

The ATF and Shreveport Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian C. Flanagan prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.