LC man sentenced for illegal possession of firearm

Published 3:25 pm Thursday, August 4, 2022

A Lake Charles man was sentenced Thursday to 84 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown said James J. Julian, 37, will also serve three years of supervised release.

Julian was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and pleaded guilty to the charge on May 3. The charge stems from an incident that occurred on March 3, 2020, when Julian got into an altercation with a female at her residence in Lake Charles.

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During their argument, Julian produced a silver revolver and pointed it at the female. There were children present who witnessed the incident and one child intervened until Julian left the residence on foot with the firearm. Law enforcement officers were called to the residence, and they searched for Julian. Behind the victim’s residence was an abandoned dwelling and officers located a silver High Standard .22 caliber revolver pistol and the victim was able to identify the firearm as being the one that Julian had pointed at her.

Julian admitted to law enforcement officers that he had the firearm in his possession. He has a prior felony conviction for distribution of cocaine in 2014 and knew he was prohibited from possessing any firearm or ammunition.

The case was investigated by the ATF and Lake Charles Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig R. Bordelon.