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August 08 09:49 AM

Man pleads guilty to possessing firearms

A Bossier City man pleaded guilty to illegally possessing multiple firearms.

Donald W. “Duck” Reyenga, 49, of Bossier City pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks to one count of possession of a firearm by a person previously convicted of a felony.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, members of the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force learned that Reyenga was attempting to sell stolen firearms.

On April 17, agents scheduled a controlled purchase at a Bossier City hotel. There, Reyenga sold a Hi-Standard, model Double 9, .22 caliber revolver, a Savage model 93 .22LR caliber rifle and ammunition. His sale of these stolen firearms was recorded, and he was immediately arrested.

Agents later recovered another stolen rifle that Reyenga had sold that morning along with other items stolen from residences in Red River Parish.

During the guilty plea hearing, Reyenga admitted he was an armed career offender. Reyenga has numerous previous felony convictions in Bossier and Caddo parishes, including attempted manslaughter, burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, distribution of marijuana, possession of cocaine and illegal possession of stolen things.

Reyenga faces 15 years to life in prison, a maximum of five years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine. Sentencing was set for Dec. 15.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobac co, Firearms and Explosives, and the Bossier Combined Narcotics Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. is prosecuting the case as part of the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative.

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