New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Published 8:02 am Thursday, December 15, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on December 7, 2022, JARON MCCREE, age 27, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty as charged to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the public records, on February 15, 2022, New Orleans Police Department detectives set out to arrest MCCREE on an outstanding arrest warrant. On the same day, at approximately 4:51 PM, an NOPD detective observed MCCREE near a corner store located on St. Louis Street, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Upon seeing the officer, MCCREE fled on foot.

The detective gave chase and observed MCCREE throw a firearm into a bush. After MCCREE’s apprehension, police recovered a Glock Model 17, nine-millimeter firearm, with an extended magazine with a 31-round capacity from the bush. Police also recovered 28 live rounds of ammunition

MCCREE faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory assessment fee.

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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This case was investigated b the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel handled the prosecution.