Lutcher Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession Following Accidental Shooting

          On January 22, 2018, Timothy Anweiler of 1208 Lutcher Ave. Lutcher, LA., age 30, pled guilty to Illegal Possession of Stolen Firearms and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Anweiler was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Tess Stromberg. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2017 accidental shooting. 

          On April 4, 2017, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Lutcher residence in reference to a male subject being shot in the leg. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the homeowner, Timothy Anweiler, who advised that he and the victim were sitting on the tailgate of a pick-up truck when a vehicle passed by with a passenger firing a gun in their direction. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence and statements which conflicted Anweiler’s original story. Detectives learned that Anweiler and the alleged victim were exiting the truck when the gun, a .22 revolver, fell, hit the ground, and discharged striking the second subject in the leg. The subject was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. During a search of Anweiler’s residence, deputies located the gun associated with this incident along with several other guns, one of which was reportedly stolen. Anweiler has previous felony convictions for Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling and Domestic Abuse Battery. Anweiler was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center.   

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Judge Stromberg ordered that Anweiler be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 7 years with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.