Laron Crenshaw has been found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm (felon in possession) and resisting arrest.
On Dec. 31, 2010, while patrolling the Vandeventer neighborhood, police officers observed flashes of light in the backyard of a residence. They saw Laron Crenshaw, a felon, in possession of an SKS 7.62x39 folding stock assault rifle. The police officers exited their vehicle and told Crenshaw, and three others in the backyard, that they were under arrest. All of the individuals fled. A police officer chased Crenshaw to the second floor of the house and saw the defendant exit a closet. The officer found the assault rifle on the top shelf in the closet. The rifle was loaded with four live rounds and one live round in the chamber.
On Jan. 16, a St. Louis jury found Crenshaw guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm (felon in possession) and resisting arrest.
Sentencing is set in the case for Feb. 28 in front of St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Rex M. Burlison.