Kenyatta Edmond, 40 of Lafayette, pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the guilty plea, a concerned citizen reported on January 22, 2018, to Lafayette police that a man was unconscious behind the wheel of a car at the intersection of Evangeline Thruway and Mudd Avenue. An officer approached the vehicle and saw Edmond slumped forward appearing to be asleep. The officer saw a pistol in Edmond’s lap with his hand around the grip. The officer then ordered Edmond out of the vehicle and placed him under arrest. Edmond told the officer that he had a second firearm in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and found a Berretta Model PX4 Storm .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Taurus Model Judge .410 gauge revolver. After further investigation, it was discovered that the revolver had been previously reported stolen and that Edmonds has four prior felony convictions.
Edmond faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set the sentencing date for February 1, 2019.
The ATF and the Lafayette Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamilla A. Bynog is prosecuting the case.