Monroe Man, Jeremy Martin Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges
MONROE, LA (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Monroe, Louisiana man has been sentenced on federal firearms charges. United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty sentenced Jeremy Martin, 51, to 107 months and 15 days in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On April 10, 2019, deputies from the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office searched a home in Downsville, Louisiana, where Martin lived and found a rifle in a case next to Martin’s bed. Martin has previous felony convictions in California for attempted murder (1998) and possession of narcotic controlled substance for sale (2007) . In addition, Martin was convicted in Louisiana of possession of controlled substance and attempted illegal carrying of weapons while in possession of a controlled substance (2019). Martin knew that as a convicted felon, he was prohibited from possessing any type of firearm. He plead guilty in federal court to the instant offense of illegal possession of a firearm on October 15, 2020.
The ATF and Union Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.