Jefferson Parish Man Sentenced for Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence

Published 4:01 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans for the Eastern District of Louisiana, announced that TREYVON TOBIAS (“TOBIAS”), age 22, of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana was sentenced on December 16, 2021 to 125 months imprisonment today by United States District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo for Brandishing a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii); Hobbs Act Robbery, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1951(a), and Conspiracy to Use a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(o).  Following imprisonment, TOBIAS was ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release and pay a $300 mandatory special assessment fee.

According to court documents, in December 2017, TOBIAS and others forcibly entered the residence of Victim-1 after pistol-whipping the victim.  TOBIAS and others then robbed the victim of marijuana, money, and a cell phone at gunpoint.  Analysis of cell phone location information after the robbery helped uncover the whereabouts of TOBIAS and his co-conspirators during the robbery.

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 Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The prosecution of the case was conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn McHugh.