A man convicted of robbery in 2015 and arrested after shooting a man almost two years ago was found guilty of illegally possessing a weapon by a Caddo Parish jury this week.
Dana Jamariyaa Combs, 21, was found guilty of possession of a firearm or carrying of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon by the five-man, seven-woman jury Wednesday, December 12, 2018, after 19 minutes of deliberation. Jury selection began Monday, December 10, 2018, and the jury heard evidence Wednesday. The trial was before Caddo District Judge Ramona Emanuel.
The state called four witnesses, including the victim, who had been shot in the back and a leg in the January 29, 2017 incident at the La Tierra Apartments in Shreveport. Combs had been convicted of simple robbery in 2015 and thus is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
Combs faces 10 to 20 years at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, as well as a fine of up to $5,000.
Prosecutors were Assistant District Attorneys Joshua Williams and William Gaskins. Defense attorneys were Kurt Goins and Michael Davis.