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.