Webster Parish jury finds Warren guilty

After 30 minutes of deliberation, a Webster Parish jury found Laquincy Warren (37) guilty as charged of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. In July 2021, Warren ran from Minden police officers who responded to a call concerning a man in the street with a gun. Upon arrival, officers observed a suspect fitting the description began to flee the scene and Sgt. Mitch Hackett, Lt. Brandon Curry, and Lt. Chris Hammontree along with K9 Tigo gave chase. Warren was apprehended and was found to have 9 mm ammo in his pants pockets and a 9 mm handgun was recovered with Warren’s bag where he was last seen during the pursuit. 

Warren has multiple prior felonies, including an instance from 2015 when he pulled a gun and pointed it at Ryan Barnette, who was then working for the Minden Police Department.

Assistant District Attorney Jimbo Yocom told the jury in his closing, “the book of Proverbs says, ‘the guilty man flees when no man is pursuing him…’”.

“The Minden Police Department should be commended for a job well done on this case. They responded quickly, acted professionally, and because of their training and actions they were able to remove another dangerous criminal with a handgun off of the streets of Minden,” said District Attorney Schuyler Marvin. “Our office does intend to file a habitual offender bill. Felons who carry guns will be pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jimbo Yocom. Laquincy Warren was represented by attorney Mary Jackson. Sentencing is set for October 23, 2023, in front of Judge Charles Smith. The sentencing range for Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon is five to twenty years in prison at hard labor.