A Lafayette man pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen handgun that he allegedly bought from a group of juveniles a year ago.

According U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley, Lafayette Police arrested 27-year-old Cordera Dean Felix on an active warrant on June 27,2014. During the arrest, police found a Glock .45-caliber pistol that was apparently stolen from Dave's Gun Shop in Lafayette.

Felix faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

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 Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic A. Rossetti is prosecuting the case.