Lake Charles man sentenced for firearms, carjacking charges

The following is a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today the sentencing of Agon Elliott LeBlanc, Jr., 30, of Lake Charles, La. LeBlanc was sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison by U. S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and carjacking.

LeBlanc was indicted in February 2010 for firearms and carjacking charges and pled guilty on July 6, 2010. Evidence revealed that on two occasions LeBlanc committed robbery while holding the victims at gunpoint. During one of the robberies, the defendant shot the victim and then stole jewelry, a cell phone and currency from the victim. After fleeing the scene from the second robbery, LeBlanc broke into a residence and stole the family's vehicle. At the time of LeBlanc's arrest, Lake Charles police officers discovered that he was in possession of a loaded .357 firearm. LeBlanc has prior felony convictions for Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder, Distribution of Cocaine and First Degree Robbery.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brett L. Grayson.