Repeat offenders target of multi-agency arrest round-up

Repeat offenders target of multi-agency arrest round-up
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POSTED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 12:09pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:17pm

A multi-agency operation lead to several arrests. Many of those arrested live in the 70805 area code, which is the target area for the BRAVE program.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that the investigation involved the efforts of East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, United States Marshal’s Service, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the Louisiana Division of Probation and Parole.

The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) law enforcement partners identified repeat offenders who met federal guidelines for prosecution. As a result, fifteen individuals were indicted by federal grand juries for weapons and drug-related charges. Eight of the fifteen had direct ties to the 70805 area code. As of yesterday, all fifteen defendants are in federal custody. Six of the fifteen federal defendants were arrested during yesterday’s operation.

In addition to the six federal arrests, an additional eleven individuals were arrested on state charges to include probation and parole violations. The majority of the eleven individuals also had ties to 70805. During the arrests, firearms, ammunition, and narcotics were also seized. As a result of the evidence seized, more charges are anticipated.

The following individuals were indicted by federal grand juries:

Michael T. Early, 20, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Gerald Johnson, 24, of Baker, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of marijuana.

Keonne Taylor, 24, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Lazaar Alexis, 29, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Adrian K. Thompson, 35, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession of cocaine and alprazolam, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Kevin Brown, 41, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Byron D. Carter, 29, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Francisco Javier Yanez-Muniz, 21, of Baton Rouge, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States.

Damion L. Alexander, 23, of Zachary, was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

Desmond J. Raby, 28, of Baton Rouge was indicted with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, alprazolam, and hydrocodone, two counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Antoine Montreal Brown, 28, of Baton Rouge was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm while subject to a court order.

Christopher Foster, 23, of Baton Rouge was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Derrick Pitcher, 42, of Baton Rouge was indicted with one count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, lisdexamfetamine, and morphine, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Jeremy D. Banks, 32, of Baton Rouge was indicted with one count of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Johnny Lynn Robertson, Jr., 24, of Baton Rouge was indicted with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
 

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