Bogalusa Resident Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Published 12:47 pm Monday, December 19, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JEROME SHAQUILLE WILSON, aka “Rome,” age 27, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 15, 2022 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Federal law prohibits individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes from possessing firearms after being convicted.

If convicted, WILSON faces up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, a period of supervised release of not more than 3 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

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

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.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu.