FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: June 8, 2011
Parolee arrested in possession of a firearm with
obliterated serial number
Kenner - On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, Jeffrey
Johnson, 29, of 1009 31st Street, Kenner, was
arrested for the crimes illegal possession of a firearm by a
person convicted of certain felonies, possession of a handgun
with an obliterated serial number, battery on a police officer,
resisting an officer and a traffic violation.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June
7, 2011, Kenner Police Officer John Sharai stopped Johnson for a
traffic violation (proper signal to turn).
Seeing a gun in plain view inside
the vehicle, Johnson was asked to exit the vehicle at which time
Johnson struck Officer Sharai and began to run.
Johnson who is presently on parole
for vehicular homicide (until 8-7-2011) and has a felony
conviction for possession of cocaine was captured and arrested.
The gun found inside the vehicle,
was a .40 caliber handgun which serial number had been filed
The gun was loaded and had an
extended magazine (22 round capacity magazine).
Johnson has been transported to the
where he remains in custody.
No bond has been set.
In addition to the above arrest,
Johnson was arrested and detained by the Department of Probation
and Parole for parole violations.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222, or Crimestoppers at (504)
Kenner Police Officer John Sharai is in charge of the