A Shreveport man with a felony on his record caught with a concealed handgun after a traffic stop by police was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, June 27, 2023.


The six-man, six-woman jury in District Judge Chris Victory’s court deliberated about 45 minutes before returning its guilty-as-charged verdict against Travis Latrea Adams, 33.


Adams was stopped by Shreveport Police after traffic violations April 2, 2019. Officers noticed a strong odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, finding a Smith and Wesson handgun in an armrest. Adams admitted to possessing the firearm, despite having a 2010 felony conviction for aggravated assault of a peace officer with a firearm.


For his conviction on one count of possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, Adams faces at least five and up to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence and a fine of at least $1,000 and up to $5,000. Due to his prior felony convictions, he is eligible for enhanced sentencing. Adams will return to court August 1 for sentencing.


Adams was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Victoria Washington and Sam Crichton. He was defended by Sean Landry.


The case was docket No. 366297.