SHREVEPORT, La. – One of three men accused in the January slaying of a Shreveport police officer pleaded guilty Friday morning to unrelated federal firearms and drug charges, U.S. Attorney David Joseph said in a news release.
Glenn Frierson, 38, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
He'll be sentenced on Dec. 11. Frierson faces 10 years in prison for the firearms charge and 20 years for the drugs. He also faces three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine.
A state charge of second-degree murder is pending against Frierson, who along with Treveon Anderson and Lawrence Pierre II are charged charged in the January shooting death of SPD Officer Chateri Payne. She was shot in the head in the driveway in front of the house on Midway Avenue as she got in the car to start her night shift.
Police say Anderson, Payne's boyfriend, was the triggerman. Frierson was implicated by Pierre, who told police that Frierson accompanied him to the scene of the crime and left with him after Payne was killed.
The federal firearm and drug charges resulted from a search of Frierson's barber shop in May 2018. Shreveport police found a pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition that Frierson has placed on the restroom floor opening into his barber stall.
Frierson owned the pistol and carried it for protection when selling drugs, Joseph said.
Frierson was also found with 28 grams of pure methamphetamine, which was stored inside his backpack and inside of a hidden compartment of a false beverage container. Frierson also had a scale to weigh drugs, Joseph said.
Frierson was prohibited from possessing a gun and ammunition because he is a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on May 4, 2009 to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, eight of which were suspended.