District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced the recent trial conviction in a case of a gun possession by a felon.
A jury returned a guilty verdict after a two-day trial this week for Brian Bonier, 40, of Campti for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Bonier was previously convicted in 2014 for possession of methamphetamine. As a result, his prior conviction he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The gun possession charge was related to a 2020 traffic stop by NPSO deputies in which Bonier was a passenger in vehicle, in which a loaded .38 caliber revolver was found hidden the seat where Bonier was seated.
“We are pleased that the jury returned a guilty verdict in this case. We will continue to work diligently with our law enforcement partners in prosecuting criminals who are prohibited from possessing firearms in our parish,” said District Attorney Harrington.
Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess presided over the trial. Sentencing is scheduled for January 6.
Bonier is also awaiting trial on an additional charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and illegal possession of a stolen firearm relating to a 2019 arrest. In a separate incident, Bonier is also charged with of aggravated 2nd degree battery relating to a 2020 arrest.
Special Assistant District Attorney Clifford R. Strider, III and First Assistant District Attorney Cloyd Benjamin, Jr. prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office.
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