Two-day jury trial end with conviction


District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington announced the trial conviction of a felon in possession of a firearm.
Freeman Eric Tucker, 62, of Coushatta, was convicted by a jury in a two-day trial in the
10th Judicial District Court with Judge Lala Sylvester presiding.

This article published in the April 16, 2022, print edition

The conviction is the result of a 2019 incident in which Natchitoches City Police officers attempted to make contact with Tucker to investigate an incident that occurred in the nearby area. Tucker was found when fleeing from the police, running through several backyards of city residents. He was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.
When police officers searched Tucker, they discovered he was in possession of a handgun.
Tucker, who is on parole from previous felony convictions of armed robbery in Caddo
Parish, is prohibited from possession a firearm.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 29.
Assistant District Attorney J. Chris Guillet prosecuted the case.