Convicted Felon, Keldric Walker Thomas Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Gun Crime
(STL.News) A 46-year-old Dallas man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison of a gun crime, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah.
Keldric Walker Thomas pleaded guilty in February 2020 to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Mr. Thomas was sentenced on Monday by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey. Mr. Thomas was convicted in 2003 of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to plea papers, in July 2018, Dallas police officers observed Mr. Thomas committing multiple traffic offenses while operating a Chevrolet Malibu. Law enforcement made contact with Mr. Thomas and he was placed under arrest.
During a subsequent search of Mr. Thomas’s person, law enforcement recovered a .45 caliber magazine containing rounds of ammunition, a green tipped rifle round, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Mr. Thomas also possessed $2,364 in U.S. currency.
Officers also obtained a search warrant for Mr. Thomas’ Chevrolet Malibu. Inside the vehicle, law enforcement located a semi-automatic pistol and large quantities of methamphetamine and heroin.