Illegal Possession of Firearm Results in Federal Prison Sentence

Published 7:19 am Friday, January 14, 2022

SHREVEPORT, La. – Nathan P. McCall, 32, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, for illegal possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown. McCall was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. In addition, restitution was ordered in the amount of $8,750 to Barksdale Federal Credit Union.

According to evidence presented to the court, on December 7, 2020, officers with the Shreveport Police Department found McCall sitting in a vehicle parked in front of a local credit union and were given permission to search his vehicle. Inside the trunk, law enforcement officers found a Glock pistol beside a checkbook where the top check had been made payable to Nathan McCall. Officers also found a loaded 9mm drum magazine inside the vehicle. The ordered restitution stems from conduct involving McCall’s unauthorized use of an elderly woman’s checkbook.

McCall has a previous felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance in 2011 and was prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Caddo Parish Financial Crimes Task Force and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon H. Whitten.