Carencro man sentenced in federal court on firearm charges

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A Carencro man was sentenced on Friday in federal court to six years followed by two years of probation, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana.

Terrance R. Jones, 27, of Carencro was sentenced on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Jones was in downtown Lafayette on October 3, 2020, when police were called to the area regarding a man with a firearm. After an investigation, it was revealed that Jones was a convicted felon and prohibited from carrying a firearm, according to a news release.

In 2014 Jones was convicted on charges of attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of hydrocodone and in 2019 was convicted on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to the release.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together
all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and
make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed
focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in
partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community
to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. To learn more about
Project Safe Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.

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