District Attorney Announces Guilty Plea and Sentencing in Felon with Firearm Case

District Attorney Announces Guilty Plea and Sentencing in Felon with Firearm Case

District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced today the guilty plea and sentencing of a felon in possession of a firearm case.

Oliver J. Washington, 54, of Houma, pleaded guilty in the 10th Judicial District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The conviction and sentencing is the result of a 2021 incident in which Washington was stopped by law enforcement on Interstate 49 in a suspected stolen vehicle. Upon a search of the vehicle, police located a 12-gauge shotgun and illegal narcotics.

Washington, who has six previous felony criminal convictions, is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Judge Desiree Duhon Dyess sentenced Washington to 15 years of imprisonment at hard labor and a $1,000 fine.

Assistant District Attorney Bray Williams prosecuted the case.


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