Texas man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm
Charge stems from arrest for night-hunting violations in Caddo Parish, LDWF says
A man arrested in January by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents in connection with night hunting violations in Caddo Parish pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S. Federal Western District Court in Shreveport.
According to a news release, Larry R. Baker, 50, of Maud, Texas, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg to possessing a firearm after being convicted and serving time for a Texas murder and other felonies.
A sentencing date was set for December 5, 2013. Baker faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release, according to the release.
LDWF agents arrested Baker on January 11 on United Gas Road #1 in Caddo Parish near the Texas state line after he was observed getting out of his vehicle with a flashlight and a gun. According to the release, agents observed him firing the weapon at what appeared to be a deer standing near the roadway in his headlights.
Upon further investigation, agents learned Baker had recently been released from prison after serving 20 years for a Texas murder conviction in 1993. Baker had purchased the firearm from someone who did not know he was a convicted felon, the release states.
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