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Lafayette felon sentenced to 42 months in prison for possessing a firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Lafayette man was sentenced Thursday to 42 months in prison for possessing a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony.

Jarrod Ty Foxworthy, 29, of Lafayette, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. According to the November 24, 2015 guilty plea, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatched a deputy to investigate a complaint on April 2, 2013. Someone matching Foxworthy’s description was seen firing a weapon in the front yard of a home on Nyoka Circle in Lafayette during a verbal altercation with the owner of the home.  When Foxworthy arrived to be interviewed by the responding deputy, he was carrying a black Smith & Wesson M&P .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun and was taken into custody.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative designed to reduce firearm crimes by removing dangerous and persistent felons from the community and promote firearm safety.

The ATF and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph prosecuted the case.

Updated February 26, 2016