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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lafayette Man Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm after Being Convicted of a Felony

 

LAFAYETTE, La. –A Lafayette man was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today.

David J. Narcisse Jr., 33, of Lafayette, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Haik for one count of felon in possession of a firearm. According to evidence presented at the October 15, 2014 guilty plea, law enforcement discovered that a 12 gauge semiautomatic shotgun that had previously been reported stolen had also been pawned on September 6, 2012 in Lafayette. The person who pawned the shotgun stated that Narcisse had given it to him. After being arrested for another violation, Narcisse admitted to buying the firearm from a friend. Narcisse has previously been convicted in April of 2006 in 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette of possession with intent to distribute cocaine; in August of 2008 in 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette of Schedule II, prohibited acts; and in March 2010 in 16th Judicial District Court in St. Martinville of illegally carrying a weapon while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

            The ATF, Louisiana Probation and Parole, and East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Myers P. Namie prosecuted the case as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.  Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide program designed to reduce violence by aggressively enforcing existing federal firearms laws.

Updated January 30, 2015