A Lafayette man will call a federal prison his home for more than three years after a judge sentenced him for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a prior felony.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley reported 29-year-old Jarrod Ty Foxworthy was sentenced to 42 months in prison, three years of supervised release and he is ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

According to the Nov. 24 guilty plea, Foxworthy was arrested for carrying a .40-caliber handgun when he was being interviewed by police following reports of shots fired near Nyoka Circle in Lafayette.

The case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods--a Department of Justice initiative to curb firearm crimes by removing persistent felons from the community.

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms conducted the investigation.