Felon sentenced to more than 10 years for illegal gun
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge man, 42-year-old Michel Kieth Lands, has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, according to U.S. Attorney Walt Green.
On Nov. 14, 2014, the Baton Rouge Police Department responded to a home on Byron Street. The caller told police that Lands had a gun, fired a shot and was attempting to kill the occupants of the home.
After police struggled with Lands, he was arrested. BRPD found two .40 caliber shell casings and a semi-automatic pistol with four rounds in the gun’s magazine.
Lands was previously convicted of federal and state felony offenses which prohibited him from possessing a firearm.
Based on the incident, Lands was indicted and convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 110 months imprisonment by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady.
Lands was on federal supervised release at the time of the incident and violated the terms resulting in an additional 10 months in prison for the violation.
“This is another example of the danger posed by felons with guns. Keeping our communities safe from such criminals will continue to be one of my office’s highest priorities,” Green said.
In total, Lands was sentenced to 10 years and 5 months.