A Shreveport man accused of domestic abuse battery and felony possession of a firearm pleaded guilty as charged in Caddo District Court the day his trial was to start, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Christopher Lamar Johnson, 47, admitted he was guilty as charged. He was involved in a domestic altercation September 29, 2018, where he struck his girlfriend with a cell phone and attempted to leave before police arrived. When the police arrived, Johnson was found to have a firearm concealed in his work clothes in a duffle bag.

Johnson has extensive violent criminal history including an illegal discharge of a firearm conviction in 2007 and an attempted manslaughter conviction in 1992.

He faces a sentence of up to 20 years at hard labor for the firearm possession conviction and up to six months on the domestic abuse battery conviction. Johnson did not enter into a plea agreement and the state intends to seek the maximum sentence on each conviction. He will return to District Judge Katherine Dorroh’s courtroom June 18, 2019, for a sentencing hearing.

Johnson was prosecuted by the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit Prosecutors Sam Crichton and Britney Green. He was defended by T. Dale Woolbert.