BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man is facing 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to firearm charges on November 21.
Laurance Wilson was caught with a gun in his vehicle on April 29 in Slidell, according to U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to official arrest documents, the Slidell Police Department responded to a shooting on Asheville Drive and found a crashed Mercedes Benz with empty shell casings inside.
Police also found a victim who had been shot in the arm.
Police found paperwork that connected Wilson to the vehicle and a Del-Ton Inc. DTI-15 5.56 m.m. caliber rifle in the trunk, according to the documents. Evans says Wilson was prohibited from possessing the rifle due to a simple robbery conviction in the 19th Judicial District of Louisiana.
Wilson pled guilty to one count of the indictment. Evans says Wilson also faces a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.