A Shreveport felon convicted in June of illegally possessing a firearm must serve more than a decade in jail and pay a fine, a Caddo Parish judge has ordered.
District Judge Chris Victory sentenced Travis Latrea Adams, 33, to 12 years in prison hard labor without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He also must pay a $1,000 fine and court costs.
Adams was caught with a concealed handgun after a traffic stop by police in April 2019. He was convicted in Caddo District Court June 27.
In the April 2, 2019 traffic stop, 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.
Adams was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Victoria Washington and Sam Crichton. He was defended by Sean Landry.
The case was docket No. 366297.