Published 1:08 pm Sunday, December 5, 2021

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 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CARLOS WALKER, age 31, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm after having been convicted of a felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(l) and 924(a)(2), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on September 24, 2021, WALKER, knowing he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess a Taurus Model G2C 9mm pistol.

WALKER faces a maximum term of imprisonment often (10) years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is being prosecuted as pa1t 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.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Bogalusa Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.