A Shreveport man charged with two counts of possession of a firearm despite previous felony convictions pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court Monday, August 8, 2022, and was immediately sentenced.
Christopher Wade Green, 32, pleaded guilty to both charges of being a felon in possess of a firearm just after the state announced it was ready to commence Green’s jury trial in District Judge Ramona Emanuel’s court. Sentencing, at the discretion of the court, resulted in Judge Emanuel ordering Green to serve five years at hard labor without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on each count, with the terms to be served concurrently.
He faced at least five and up to 20 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence and a fine of at least $1,000 and up to $5,000.
Late August 26, 2021, Louisiana State Police troopers conducted a traffic stop and while identifying the occupants learned that Christopher Green had previous felony convictions, for simple burglary in 2012 and aggravated criminal property damage in 2015. Green admitted there were firearms in the vehicle, and troopers recovered a concealed AR-style pistol by his feet and a .22-caliber between the passenger seat and the center console. He admitted knowledge of the firearms, and also admitted he knew he could not possess them due to his criminal history.
Green was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Fernando Grider. He was defended by Katherine Ferguson and Royal Alexander.