A felon from New Iberia pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm that he displayed in a music video.
Jaymie Williams, 22, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick Hanna to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The plea will become final when accepted by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote.
According to the guilty plea, Williams was present when a Century Arms, Model RAS47 firearm was purchased on March 11, 2018 at a sporting goods store in Lafayette. Williams later featured the firearm in one of his music videos entitled “BG Flow.” In the video, Williams handled the firearm in many scenes.
Williams also possessed the firearm on April 18, 2017 when he entered a Lafayette gun shop. Williams also was previously convicted of a felony in 2017 that prohibited him from possessing a firearm.
Williams faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set the sentencing date for November 16, 2018.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).
The ATF and Lafayette Police Department conducted the investigation.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuting the case.