SHREVEPORT, La. –
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on January 24, 2014, Haynesville Police officers responded to a call on June 1, 2012 that a man with a gun was seen at an apartment complex. The man was later identified as Beene. Police waited for Beene at his home, and when he arrived, he was driving a car matching the description of one seen at the apartment complex. The car was searched, and a loaded .380 caliber pistol, more than $900, and crack cocaine and marijuana were found.
The Haynesville Police Department, the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide program to reduce violence by aggressively enforcing existing federal firearms and explosives laws.