Three Louisiana Men and a Minor Arrested in Caddo Parish For Allegedly Handling Machine Guns and Possessing Illegal Drugs

By Evelina Rivers
Published June 10, 2023

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Three Louisiana Men and a Minor Arrested in Caddo Parish For Allegedly Handling Machine Guns and Possessing Illegal Drugs

Caddo Parish, Louisiana – Three men from Louisiana and a minor were arrested in Caddo Parish for allegedly handling machine guns and possessing illegal drugs.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office stated on June 9, 2023, that officers apprehended three Shreveport men and a minor for alleged possession of illegal narcotics or unlawful possession of firearms.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit and the ATF Task Force executed search warrants on June 7 as part of an investigation into illegal drug activity and the possession of illegal guns. The warrant searches took place in the 6500 block of Kennedy Drive and the 6900 block of Gold Leaf Circle. Deputies seized three handguns, an AR-style pistol, an AK-style pistol, the upper part of an AR-style gun, high-capacity magazines, 89 grams of marijuana, two digital scales, and $9,000 in cash. One of the handguns and the AR-style pistol had reportedly illegally outfitted with a mechanism that allowed them to fire as fully automatic weapons. Four people were apprehended at the scene after further investigation.

Leon Chambers, 23, was arrested and released on a summons for marijuana possession.
A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested and booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center for unlawful handling of machine guns and possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Dakari Harris, 24, was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for illegal machine gun handling.
Kesean M. Johnson, 24, was arrested and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for marijuana possession, firearm possession with a controlled dangerous substance, firearm possession by a convicted felon, and illegal handling of machine guns.

Deputies with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered Johnson had been out on bond since May of 2017 for an attempted second-degree murder arrest in April of that year, and he is still undergoing court proceedings in Caddo Parish District Court. Since then, he’s been arrested twice: once in December 2018 for manufacturing and distributing Schedule I and resisting an officer, and again in May 2021 for possession of Schedule I and illegally carrying weapons. He also bonded out of jail following each of those arrests.

This investigation is ongoing, and further arrests are possible.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.