R&B singer Lyfe Jennings has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison today (September 22) in an Atlanta court for a 2008 indictment.
According to Singersroom, the Ohio bred crooner got into a heated confrontation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Joy Pound.
During the confrontation, Jennings reportedly kicked in the door of a house belonging to Jeff Kendrick and then fired rounds from a .40 caliber glock in the street before fleeing the scene in his 2005 Corvette.
According to his warrant, Jennings allegedly refused to stop for officers when given audible and visual signs to do so. Driving in excess of 70 miles per hour, he was eventually stopped and refused to take a sobriety test.
At his court hearing, the singer was charged and convicted of criminal trespassing, discharging a weapon near a street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offer.
Confirming the news, Lyfe Jennings sent this tweet out to fans:
“This will be my last post” Jennings wrote yesterday on his Twitter. “To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with [ya’ll].
I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single [syllable] of my life from [ya’ll]. I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs so I not only won’t,I don’t have the right to complain.
I would like to think that I’ve changed lives by changing my own, tho[ugh] I can’t be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from a man… Smile, its contageous:)”
Before starting his bid, Jennings released his fourth studio project , I Still Believe, on August 31, the follow-up to his 2008’s, Lyfe Change. Plans to hit the road in support of ‘I Still Believe’ are still intact.
Although Lyfe was officially sentenced today, as of press time there was no word on when he will begin serving the time.